Practicing for the Herding Trial

March 11, 2012

On March 24-25, Chase and Susan will try to earn Chase’s final two legs of his Advanced Sheep Herding Title.  For the first time in his short herding career, Chase had the opportunity to train at the facility that will host the trials.  Yesterday Susan, Cheryl, Chase and Kearney trekked down to Georgia.  Cheryl sent some lovely photos, but this one best sums up Chase’s relationship with Susan and with his sheep.  That smile on his face creates a lump in my throat.

From herding practice, Chase went to Janet Suber’s home (see post below).  Today they will go to the Franklin shows where Janet will relinquish custody of Chase to Cheryl Mika.  She’ll get him ready for the Louisville shows next weekend.  He’s not been entered in a show since Western Reserve (I think), but needs this brush up before the National Specialty.