This is the group of us that took part in the European Turns workshop at Paws at Play tonight! And what a fun session it was!
European turns are a handling technique that will help to run a fast, smooth course. They have only recently begun to be adopted here in the UK and are very different to traditional handling methods.
We did an initial course covering European Turns a few months ago - this course was designed to build on the basics and learn how they can be used in a course.
We began with a section on Ketschker Turns and then moved on to Blind Crosses. We had the opportunity to practice them with different pieces of equipment and to see how they can be most effective. We finished by putting together a whole course.
Pepper was a little star and together we were really starting to get the hang of it by the end. The training lasted nearly 3 hours so she was pretty tired by the end which I think was partly the reason for the mistake she made when running the final course.
Thanks to Nicky & Michelle for organising another brilliant workshop!
Here is the video of our final run which doesn't show the black cloud that was looming over our heads that looked like a thunder storm was imminent: