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Class yesterday The Sudden Death Round

Stella was a good girl. Me? I am relearning how to do front crosses. The hardest part for me is learning to continue to support only with the original dog side arm even though I've completed my turn. I keep wanting to bring up the other arm too early. But I also take my eyes off the dogs line and look at her or the jump instead, I turn in the wrong place and too late and move out of it too slow. So at that one turn in this run, I am getting exactly what I should in this relearning process. Refusals and huh? contacts and wide uncomprehending turns. Poor Stel.


Warning: the first part is blurry but you can still basically see (people bombed out on that first turn or on the serp from hell or also the rear cross on the flat at the tunnel we were required to do) and the second part starts late AFTER the tricky opening (which we had to handle either with a reverse twist or a forward send moving backwards and I chose the latter cause it's harder for us) that I finally got on this run but you have to take my word for it because my videographer missed it.


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Jan. 10th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
to me, it seem you two are JUST ABOUT THERE..

and I mean, in that place where you can indicate that jump after the dw and she will TAKE IT without your support because she trusts it, and then you will find ALL the time you need for that front cross.

What makes it not work (in this case anyway) is the fact that you have to support that jump for so long.

And that you were very close to the DW as she was running it.. Being more lateral and offering that jump after as a ckick/cap (?) situation would have had her turning prior to take off and you could have had plenty of time and room to front prior to the next jump.

It's THAT close... she needs to trust you more, and you need to reward the HECK out of her ability to trust. Yay!
Jan. 10th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
what Soshana says I need to get is that: I can cue the jump and go, be moving away (in the opposite direction I am sending her still) long before she's gotten to the jump---by looking at her line (not her, not the obstacle) that I want her to take and continuing to support with the first hand across my body... the habit to complete the turn and bring up the new hand right away is so deep now but makes her question the jump or else I have to wait there too long and I want to get out of there for that seep from hell!!!
fun stuff this OMD stuff, magic when you get it
Jan. 10th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Don't forget that you have to judge commitment point before you move - otherwise she will go with you.

What height are you jumping her 24"?
Jan. 10th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
She's jumping 22 here. The OMD peeps keep moving through the FC only showing "a rhythm change" for collection to the turn. I am way way late among other things.
It's weird to be at square one again with something I first learned four years ago. But it will be very cool when I get it.
Jan. 10th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
It's all timing... and timing takes TIME! to learn and become proficient. YOU"LL GET IT!
Jan. 10th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
You and Stella are looking sooooo good.
Jan. 10th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
thanks. but i am so outta shape... i literally ran out of air right before the teeter on the full course right after the half course...
Jan. 10th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
Stella looks very happy. That OMD stuff is different, I haven't seen it enough to understand it all. Seems like it would be hard to run with your hand across your body like that but I have watched some of their videos and they make it look easy. Old habits are hard to break but you will get it!
Jan. 10th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
she was very happy--how good of you to notice. We even happily worked on the side on automatic downs on the table between turns... she also earned her breakfast on the table yesterday morning... my fear is that she will choose the table whenever she sees it with all this reinforcement...
Soshana makes all the OMD stuff look smooth as silk... can't wait until I can do more of it confidently...
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