Saturday, April 4, 2015

Some new training!

Well, it happened! My yard is clear enough to put out my dogwalk and a few jumps!! YAY!!! So, of course we had to TRAIN it!!! Lizzie came over with Moose and we put it about half height and he did AWESOME!!! That video isn't loaded to youtube, yet, but I was shocked how well he did. Lizzie is all excited, so now I get to train Moose's RDW!!!! COOL!!!! He should be easy, he's wicked smart, fast and driven. And about the same size as Spur.

I ran Spur on the lowered DW and he was missing and leaping and it was a bit of a mess. He takes out a stride when it's lower and maybe he didn't want to hit the edge? I don't know, but I brought out Jones' magic carpet and, well, that fixed it!!!

We are pretty pumped to be able to play SOME in the yard. The snow has been ANNOYING! Tried to go hiking this morning and managed, but it was really uneven, icy, slushy, yucky. I have thoroughly enjoyed the snow this winter, but I am DONE. I want green grass and dry ground. Now! Hah, mud season has only just begun. :O

We still have the ski condo going, but this weekend was too windy and unpleasant. Honestly, it hasn't been the greatest ski year. I don't like it brutally cold, my fingers and toes have circulation issues. So, I just won't go sit on a chair lift in brutal cold and wind. It just isn't worth it.

Tomorrow I am signed up for a trial. Not sure if Spur is ready, or not. I am tempted to go and run him the first two classes, but I just don't know. Should he continue his break for another two weeks? I think he wants to do it, I just don't know if he is over his little mental breakdown. I set up some spreads in the yard and he jumped very well. But, outside is different. The rubber flooring is what bothers him. Unfortunately, that's where many of our trials are. Many of my friends are in RI this weekend and I have to admit to being envious. It is field turf there. Spur loves it. I just didn't think I should spend the money if he isn't totally over his worries. It is an expensive trial, lots of runs, a hotel room cost, etc. But, here I sit wishing I was there. Sigh...........

April is just not the prettiest or nicest month. It's dirty, cold, damp and often dreary. Today a lot of snow melted, but a lot of frost came out of the ground and that simply means sinking in even more in the soft, muddy ground. Maybe it will dry out quickly.

I am looking forward to the 50 tulip bulbs I planted last fall! They are not coming up, yet, but I don't see why they wouldn't. They had plenty of snow cover to keep them safe and "warm". It has been years since I planted new tulips, so I am hopeful these will come nicely. I need some bright color right about now!

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