How my 1st attempt at stressage went

nikicb

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Had to laugh. I realised a couple of hours ago that it is three years to the day that I did my first test with Cassie. This is what I wrote back then..... "it's tricky when the head is looking out the door and the body is behaving like a drunk crab". I think it's important to set a base line, then everything (hopefully) improves from then. xx
 

criso

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The first test I did with mine was on grass and the sight of white boards against bright green grass was more than he could cope with. After scuttling through the gap at A we proceeded down the centre line to C were he span and made an attempt to leg it out of the ring. The rest of the test was done in an imaginary arena 2 meters inside the actual one as that was near as I could get him to the white boards.
 
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