Jig’s Journey ~ Revisiting Nationals

Just a quick (photo-intensive) post to share some of my favorite photos from our cattle runs at the pre-trial and National’s trial. Thanks to Lori Herbel of XP Photography for the excellent shots. (You’ll notice our National’s run was much calmer than the pre-trial run.)

Had to include this one because it just cracks me up. Look at those legs!

Had to include this one because it just cracks me up. Look at those legs!

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And this one…I think it was one of the few times she realized I was in the arena with her! Love the expression on her face.
“Oh. Hello. When did you get here?”

She likes the heads. Yes, yes, she does. One of the things we'll be working on is getting her not to like them quite so much.

She likes the heads. Yes, yes, she does. One of the things we’ll be working on is getting her not to like them quite so much.

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Jig and this cream cow had issues. “Like my pearly whites?”

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Going to turn the group — I’m guessing it’s one of the times I wanted her behind, not in front.

And turning them to do our re-pen.

And one of the times I actually did want her in front — turning them to do our re-pen.

The start of our much calmer National's run, helping Jig with the pen so it stayed quiet.

The start of our much calmer National’s run, helping Jig with the pen so it stayed quiet.

The start of a nice walk up to the first panel. I believe I was doing equal parts threatening her and telling her how wonderful she was.

The start of a nice walk up to the first panel. I believe I was doing equal parts threatening her and telling her how wonderful she was.

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At this point I was thinking, “Holy shit! We may actually make it around the course!”

A nice cover if I do say so myself.

A nice cover if I do say so myself, but boy! is she focused. Look at those eyes.

You all knew it couldn't stay completely calm and quiet, right? ;)

You all knew it couldn’t stay completely calm and quiet, right? šŸ˜‰ But I believe this was turning them back for the re-pen so I’ll accept it.

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