Chase - We had our last chance workout today. I got to go first and help TM gate-cut the sheep she wanted us to work. Since I got to do that yesterday, I had a pretty good idea of what needed to be done. TM didn't have to give me a lot of direction as I moved the sheep back and forth so she could open the gate and let out those she didn't want.
Then I got to do an Advanced run. I still have some problems lifting the sheep out of the exam pen, so we worked extra on that. We also did a lot of work on walking up. I got lots of scritches cause I was so awesome!
Kearney - I am still having confidence issues. I worry about the cows escaping from the round pen and coming after me. Because I worry, the sheep aren't very respectful. That makes me worry some more. I did a good job even so. TM says I will get confidence. She had me "hit" the bad sheep. That is always fun. I walk off the field feeling pumped!
Next week we go to the herding trials. We are ready - as long as the sheep aren't too ugly toward us.