from clinic participants
Marie and Alan,
Want to thank you for having Cappy and Kyle out. In the almost 5 years I have been coming it has been a long time since I have really been excited about where Beamer and I are. It was the first time in years they both had good things to say and I am able to move forward and not feel like I am stuck. Do have to say it was worth spending the last year working on getting Beamer working away from the stock and only doing goats. It is amazing how easy it is to transition back to sheep and put Beamer in a new field new challenges and he was happy to do everything. Loved his expression when I asked him to go on an outrun to pick up the sheep in the trees and he did not see them. He looked at me like I had lost my mind. Then the sheep came out of the trees and the light went on.
I have my things to work on:
1) Keep my body facing the direction I want the sheep to go
2) Keep the stick on the outside and away from Beamer so not to push him out
3) Let him cover the stock to shut them down from running
I will continue to focus on what we have been working on at least once or twice every time we work and work on driving the other time. I don’t plan on entering him where we need driving until the spring. For now I am looking forward to trying out the started B course with goats.
Now to find the key to getting Holly to work with me and not go off and do her own thing.
Please forward on my thanks to Cappy and Kyle and tell them I look forward to the next time with them and Beamer.
Dear Alan and
Marie, I just wanted you to know how amazed I was at the progress
of everyone this weekend! It was incredible how Bob can help people
make such great strides with their dogs in such a short time. I
was thrilled with Chase's progress in rating his stock. That was
an important skill that we were missing. Also, I love his new gorgeous
leather collar he won for Most Improved Dog.
Bob and Rosie
should be proud of their puppies. Ripley, Gypsy, Star, Mike and
Emma are looking great for such young dogs. It is hard to believe
that they are only 6 months old when you watch them with the sheep.
I can't wait for Ripley to get a little older when she can be ready
for steady work. In the meantime, I will just enjoy watching her
for a fun and informative weekend. Happy Herding, Tricia
Since I'm not
one to hold back, most of you know I am having a tough time with
my mom's decline as she lives with me these final months of her
life. I have to thank you all for the absolutely great time this
weekend. Chase and I made some solid strides toward this herding
thing. I enjoyed watching the progress of others. Sometimes it was
poetry watching those outruns. I also enjoyed watching Marie and
Alan's faces as they watched the puppies they are so proud of. They
have every right to be. Mostly,I have not laughed so much in a long
time. So much was funny. Right down to everything that James didn't
say! I feel revived and more like my old self. I appreciate the
dose of good medicine and look forward to more doses! Hope every
one has a great Thanksgiving!
I JUST WANTED
TO SAY THANKS FOR A GREAT WEEKEND. WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.
BOB AS ALWAYS, NEVER END SO SURPRISE US WITH ALL HIS KNOWLEDGE.
IF ONLY WE COULD LEARN WHAT HE HAS FORGOTTEN OVER HIS LIFETIME !!!!
FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT MAKE THE CLINIC,THIS IS WHAT YOU MISSED.
RETURN OF THE THREE STOOGES (WE WILL NOT MENTION NAMES)
2.SATURDAY NIGHT THE LADIES STARTED THE FASTEST FIRE UNDER TERRIBLE
CONDITIONS TRYING TO KEEP THEIR MEN WARM .. SUNDAY MORNING IT WAS
THE MENS TURN AND I THINK SOME OF THE LADIES GOT FROST BITE .WAITNG
ON THE FIRE.
3. THE CASH POT ON WHO FELL FACE DOWN IN THE MUD WAS UNCLAIMED.
HEATHER HAD THE MOST MONEY ON HER. I WAS THE CLOSEST TO FALLING
SO JUST SEND THE MONEY TO ME. I THINK THAT IS HOW IT WORKED!!!
4. THE FOOD WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THERE WAS ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED AN ARMY.
5 THE BEST PART OF THE WEEKEND WAS SPENDING TIME WITH OUR FRIENDS.
EVERYBODY SHOULD TRY TO MAKE THE CLINICS WHEN POSSIBLE THEY ARE
SO MUCH FUN.. THEY ARE A GREAT WAY TO GET AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY
TRAUMAS OF LIFE.
SEE YOU GUYS