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Monday, September 28, 2009

Draft Confirmation

I received our Draft Test confirmation today.  No backing out now.  I am nervous and excited at the same time.  I am excited because I really enjoy doing draft work and I am looking forward to seeing all of the other teams perform.  I am nervous because I have never even seen a draft test before, so I am not sure what to expect and I have no reference as to how well Bosley and I are doing.  To make the nerves a little worse, we are team #1 - so we get to be the first team out there.  

We won't do any hard training this week - too late for that, but I do need to work on a couple things that are giving us problems.  Mostly having Bosley stand still for the harnessing and hitching.  Since draft is a pass/fail test, even one thing like moving while being hitched can cause you to fail the entire test.  Bosley is very happy to get in his cart, so much so that he sometimes does not remember to stand still until I tell him it is time to move.  Other than that, whatever happens, happens.  I am really happy with how well Bosley has taken to carting, especially since we have been basically doing all of our training on our own.  

7 comments:

  1. Good Luck Kim!!!
    where is the test being held??

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  2. Thanks Jo,

    The test is being held at a campground near Bragg Creek.

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  3. Good Luck Kim!!! Maybe you can take Gyppie and she can ride in the Cart, that would get your extra points FOR SURE!!!!!!!

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  4. you are going to do just fine. you could search youtube for draft test videos...i am sure they are out there!

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  5. First trial nerves...wow can I sympathize lol! You will do great, you have other trial experience to draw from...and Bos rocks! Can't wait to hear how well you guys do!

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  6. Good luck to Bosley!! Go get em!!

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  7. Good luck Kim and Bosley! Yes, take that cute Gyp along for cargo and everything will be as it should be. Remember, have fun!
    Rick

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