Since I promised another post, I figure I’d share one more video, shot the same night as the pen videos from my last post, this time of a gather. Again, the quality isn’t the best given I was using my phone and the sun was setting.
And, because it’s rare for me to have someone around who I can stick behind the camera with a relatively good chance of getting some nice shots, I’ll share these photos that Bob was nice enough to shoot for me a couple weeks ago. Some of the pics I already posted on Facebook so I apologize if there are duplicates.
Hmm…what’s everyone looking at?
Ah, looks like Jig, checking in with me as she walks up on the sheep.
We had been attempting a crossdrive, but she went a bit deep. Right after this shot she did kick out to cover very nicely and get the sheep back where they belonged.
This was the start of a short drive off the fence. I was very pleased with how well she handled it as we’ve really just started driving.
Attempting a parallel drive. Notice I’m not using a stick. I was having issues with it — reverted to some old habits of flailing and flinging — so I’ve started to work Jig without it. Things are actually going better for us. I did have a shaker bottle, but last time I worked her I tossed that out of the arena as well.
This coming weekend is the Deb Conroy clinic here at the farm. That could mean next week there will be more photos, updates, and incredible insights.