All this wonderful weather we have been having for the past couple of weeks has meant that the fields are drying out nicely. That is good in itself but it also means that I am able to school again – hurrah!
The very first thing I wanted to work on was our gate opening. We have another trec competition coming up next week and I really want to have improved before that. Plus, if I work on it then the chances are it won’t come up in the course!
I wanted to take things slowly so we started by just walking past the gate. Working on a circle so Galahad’s head was slightly turned away from it definitely helped. That wasn’t a problem so we moved onto stopping and standing still but still not trying to actually touch the gate. That took a bit more work as Galahad wanted to swing away from the gate so he was facing it and could see if it tried to attack him!
From there we progressed to lifting the rope and putting it back again and before long we could open the gate and walk through it – from both directions of course.
We still can’t close it again but we made huge strides in just one session and I am thrilled with that.