Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Doodle Bug

So last night we actually did go get our jumps out of the car and SURPRISE...they fit in our basement!! Just barely, but they fit (one at a time). Here is a video of us doodling a bit yesterday. We did all our open exercises except the figure 8. We even did some heeling, minus pace changes. Maybe we won't go completely insane after all.

A couple things I noticed looking at the video:

About half the time I think he is forged in heel position. It isn't that bad, and I am not even sure if I am going to address it. He is so small I think if I put any effort at stopping the forging, I will end up with him lagging and that is a little harder to fix. I am going to ignore it for now.

Then on the drop on recall, the second one in this video...he started coming when I said his name, and not when I said come. I didn't notice it untill I watched it on the computer. Something else to keep an eye out for.

Besides those things we just have to work on the regular stuff. More fronts and finishes, more jump repetitions and utility exercises. And of course...heeling too if the snow ever melts.


  1. I'm thinking the position isn't quite as bad as you think. One way to settle the question would be to tack a piece of black tape to your white pants. Run the tape straight down the seam line. Then go back and video a practice session again. The contrast will make it much easier for you to really see what is going on.

  2. What a great little worker! NICE pivots!!!!

  3. His cute little tail kept making me smile! He's such a hard worker!

  4. We are very impressed! Hopefully the Duchess doesn't see this or she will want all of us to do that too. YIKES!

    Emma Rose

  5. Hi cute little fella,

    We just saw you at Dory's place and just wanted to say Hi! You are adorable and you and Star could be twins!

    Please come by and see us. We would luv to be your new frend!

    It's snowing here too but we live in Texas so we are luuuuuinv it!!!

    Hope to see you soon!

    Riley and Star.

  6. Oh good, that is a relief to hear!

    Thanks, Rugby loves to work.

    LOL Emma, you don't know what your missing out on! Rugby takes it upon himself to annoy me half to death if I skip a day! :p

  7. How great that you have room to stretch out inside. If the snow ever melts is right! :)

  8. Hey buddy, we love your profile pic soooooo much ^_^

    wet licks