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.
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Monday, September 28, 2009
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.