lauantai 20. helmikuuta 2010

Clean run!

Today I was again proud and happy of Neeo, who made a clean run at an agility trial in Kirkkonummi (indoor sports facility). I liked the course, nice combination of fast parts and patterns requiring tighter handling. The run was not perfect, and we got some seconds of over time. But never mind, that is not important for us anymore. It was simply a joy to see how lightly and eagerly Neeo performed all obstacles, at his age.

Thank you, Neeo!

Weather is again more winterlike than needed. Temperature is -20C and snowstorm is forecasted. We'll stay inside tomorrow. At least it has been sunny and days are longer, there is little hope left that spring will come.

Sun lovers in 2002 when we lived in California

keskiviikko 3. helmikuuta 2010

Agility trial - Hyvinkää

On Sunday there was an agility trial in Hyvinkää, two medium 3 agility courses. We came there directly from our weekend break, at last minute, and I was not sure how Neeo would perform after a high activity weekend. Kari Jalonen judged both courses, and they were really challenging ones. My handling skills were not smooth and timing was poor in many cases. Lack of practise, it's clear. Neeo on the other hand had good drive, and he clearly enjoyed the runs.

First run was disqualified. After a tight turn, Neeo flew into the tunnel which was not the correct choice. Not a bad run anyway, taking into account our level of training.

Second run was a better one. Only one fault, from A frame contact. But there were several moments of struggling due to my bad timing, and we lost time. We placed 13th out of 37.

I'm proud of my little black hurricane, who can still fly at the age of 10!

Neeo 9 months (year 2000)

Neeo 10 years (last summer)