I might have won way more podiums on EO as on WC, but after EO, I was about to just quit as Le was slipping badly all the time, was so very sore after and just not her normal speed. So we just rested in between and left to Spain with mixed feelings - actually I would probably just stay home if one of our large team didn't get injured and we didn't have another reserve for large, so I had to go...
Spain experience started with training where Le was completely wild, sooo excited to do agility again - and Bu was slipping terribly 🙁 She got better by the 2nd run, so I thought she might have mastered the surface and tried one more run, but then she was slipping badly again - and I was staring at her and feared something will happen so much that I forgot the course, got a bit lost and fell on my face trying to get to where should be without crashing into the wing! So I finally pulled her - I just wish I've done it earlier... That was definitely her last run on turf, but after a good rest we might try running on grass again - she sure still wants to run!
And Le was just sooo much fun to run again! She did slip some on that turf (NOT a good one at all!!!), but no real falls and listening perfectly despite the wild start. And such fun courses!
We started with a perfect run in team jumping, winning it by 1s. So our medium team actually ended 2nd after jumping. Jumping individual went well too - a bit of slipping and one unfortunate bar, but a really nice run too. Team agility really made me smile - she made that DW exit look like a walk in a park and won with over 2s of advantage over fastest BC and 3s over the rest. I find it just amazing she can set such times against so much bigger dogs - she is one of the smallest mediums out there - but it certainly doesn't stop her! 🙂 If team runs would count as individual, she would have won it by more as 6s!
Because of the bar in jumping individual, we had nothing to lose in agility individual and I just went for another perfect line. However, I messed up on 2nd jump already, got a big bobble there and then just lost my focus and all the rest was a complete chaos, but oh well, I guess 3/4 great runs is good enough to put me in a bit better agility mood again! So maybe we won't just quit afterall 🙂
Super happy with my Super Midget - who cares about winning gold when you go home with 7kg of pure gold, with the cutest face and some super powers on top of it - from reading my mind to running at out of this world speed. The best little Midget for sure!!!