We have arrived at Pleasant Hill, Shakertown in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Tomorrow, the Shaker Village trial starts. I love this trial. Not only is it put on by good people (Leigh Ann and Paul Tucker) and the area is beautiful, but it is full of historical buildings that I can tour. We have a perfect parking spot (it's the little things you have to appreciate when you are on the road as long as us!) that is private behind some barns and on gravel so that the expected rains on Saturday and Sunday won't bog our truck down. The puppies are in their x-pen next to us, under the shelter of a dairy shedrow so they will be able to play the weekend away while it rains, and there is plenty of room to run the dogs.
Scott's clinic at Kate Ash and Dal Kratzer's seemed to be well received this past week and we got some training in on the trial dogs. I also got some beginning round pen work on my two nursery dogs for next year, Dave and Syn.
Yesterday we met up with Heather Russell and Kelly Murningham who treated us to a perfect sunny, but not too warm, day of training on a local farmer's field. Heather brought her horse and she and Kelly traded setting out for us so we could get our young dogs exposed to a pony up at the top.