MUD! RAIN! It was a mess. Most of the day was a hard rain, with a short sunny break in the afternoon. We give a big thank you to the worker's at the trial who were wet and covered in mud but never complained or stopped working.
My Hemp ran at the worst part of the morning. Horrible thunder and some lightning (it wasn't striking near us so I did go to the post during it). I can confidently say that Hemp is NOT afraid of thunder. He worked pretty good in his first open trial and was listening to everything I said until... the crossdrive panel when a reoccurring problem cropped up and he headed his sheep and brought them back to me instead of putting them through the panels. Then the run fell apart and he sliced at the pen and although he had a calm shed he looked at the sheep behind him. He didn't place but got a 67 for a score.
I don't want to talk about Laddie's run. Let's just say he wasn't listening.
Roo had a good run except he crashed the sheep at the top. It was very disappointing since we thought he was over that old habit but it came back again at this trial.