Today the ice is melted and the sun was in and out. I took advantage of the nice weather and worked all three Aussies outdoors this morning, concentrating on their heeling and stepping off with me on my first step. Then I picked up the yard.
This afternoon, I decided either we should go tracking or I should set up a course to practice distance. Since I didn't feel like leaving home, I decided to set up a Jumpers course with hoops and work on distance.
This one of the current VT courses on the NADAC forum cite. (I added my own bonus line.) I thought the hardest part of the course would be the turn from 6 to 7, and by and large it was. However, it also took us a few tries to get the sequence from 3-6. With Belle, the key to getting the turn from 6 to 7 is that I must use her name. See "What's in a Name?"
I was surprised how quickly we pulled it all together. Notice how much calmer my voice is by the last run. ;-) Oh to be able to handle it like that the first time.