Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Practice for Our Upcoming USDAA Trial

Belle and I are entered in a USDAA trial next weekend, so I've been studying USDAA video and course maps for the last few days in order to prepare for the course challenges we will be facing.

While analyzing runs, I came to the realization that moving my foot to indicate a change of direction just before Belle enters a tunnel or takes a jump gives her a lot more information than just using my arms and upper body.  I also came to the realization that often when I send Belle into a tunnel, by the time I am decelerating and indicating a change of direction she is already in the tunnel and unable to see me.

Here's our video footage from today's practice:

1 comment:

  1. I noticed the foot thing a week or so ago while working with Truly on 'switch.' It's so interesting what they can pay so close attention to.