Wednesday, I added some handler motion to the jump grid. Belle did quite well. In the afternoon, I introduced some speed into our approach to the grid. Tomorrow, I plan to move the grid out into the field so I can set up hoops around it so we can begin working on the grid as if it were an A-frame in the mid of a sequence. Here's a short video from our work Wednesday morning.
After giving it some thought, I decided I'd see if Dusty could control himself enough to hit the box in the jump grid. The first time, he soared over it, so I worked on back-chaining it. I began with him mid-way between the second jump and the box, and worked our way back to setting up before the first jump. I can tell that it will take longer to train Dusty since I could hear his nails ticking against the PVC box. There will be no introduction of handler movement for Mr. D until he can get through the box.