Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Spur's interesting dog walk

He has had trouble going towards "nothing" on this new DW and with the curved tunnel under it. First, he is FLYING and tries to do it in 6 hits. His normal is 8! He does 2, 3, 3. 2 on the up, 3 on top, 3 on the down. He has to collect and adjust to do that. However, MY thought has always been that if he would just extend and run FASTER on the top he could do 2, 2, 3, but he never runs like that in a trial, so he is always in with 2, 3, 3. Silvia says that is fast enough, it is about 2 seconds, and not to push for speed. So, in these training sessions I just try to get him to work it out and get back his 2, 3, 3 footwork. You see him start with 2, 2, 2, then he collects on the top and puts in a 3rd, but it is often too late and then he can't hit with 2 on the down.

Interesting thing, going the other way toward the tunnel he hits every time, no problems.

Silvia is on vacation hiking, so when she returns I will see what she says. Glad to have slow motion video back. Splice was gone for a while, but seems to have returned. Yay! I have no other way to make slow motion on my iPad. There is no other program that I know of and my PC is too full to load an editing program on.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefuly that's just a weird day and he'll be back to normal. It's great that he's feeling so zippy but not if he's not as high in a trial!