Much of what has been happening on our end is simply horses, horses, and more horses! We hit a pair of recognized dressage shows and got our fancy pantsing on. We did pretty well both weekends and managed to qualify for BOTH year end Championships and it's only the first few months of the new "year!" Now to buckle down and work on training with the horses which means... TIME TO SHOW DOGS!
Striker went out last week with the handler and his first weekend showing will be this weekend in Missouri. We miss the fellow (and my main herding buddy!) but he needs to get this done asap and he'll be home quickly. Come on StrikerMan!
My training business is putting on our first recognized Barn Hunt event with 4 trials the weekend of November 14 and so everything we're doing is working on that right now. Hopefully Eos will get her RATO title and I can apply for a judging position! I've started playing with who wants to start showing in Barn Hunt and so far Gracie (Papillon Mascot) and Georgie (Broadway's Elegant Design) are showing the most interest so we'll work on their training and see where it goes. The Aussies and Border Collies will be working on obedience/agility fundamentals and some herding as the weather is finally cooling off (but raining!)
I'm itching to hit an agility trial but I'm just not seeing that in the cards until probably Spring 2016 and even then, I "should" hit the obedience rings with Georgie before then instead. Eos also wants to start tracking so unno. I need to figure out a way to make dogs my full time job and then they'd all be happy! :)
I DID work on litter plans for next year and we're going to be working on some seriously fun litters. Hopefully I can get some things for myself out of one or more of these litters but my luck's not holding out well so I'm happy with one good prospect. There will be several opportunities to get EXCELLENT companions and really fun performance prospects out of each of our upcoming litters, so contact me if you're wanting to be on the email list! Deposits aren't taken until puppies are born and check out the litter's page for a link about how we place our puppies.
2016 LITTER PLANS
Just me, Beth, the person in charge of the Cirrus Crew! Reporting LIVE (or semi so!) on our happenings about the place and at shows.