|Mick and T-shirt Over Long Underwear Girl|
This is blog is about Mick today. He is second Border Collie I have owned. He is a very good guy, honest and always tries hard. I bought him when he was a little over 3 years old after Scott Glen ran him as a Nursery dog. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to be able to acquire such a talented and well started dog. Mick has taught me many things about sheep and I have gained tons of experience at the post with him. This weekend he finished his HTCh in the AHBA ( http://www.ahba-herding.org/ ) program.
I have retired Mick from running USBCHA Open. He has some health problems that make it very difficult for him to run at that level. The last time I ran him was in May at Fido's Farm in the AHBA Triherdalon trial. We scored a 99 out of possible 100 points.
|Mick and Tanya|
Since then Tanya has been working him. In July they went to Sheep camp at Fido's Farm for 5 days. They came back from that really looking like a team! This was Tanya and Mick's first AHBA trial. On Friday they scored a 91 and earned one championship point. On Saturday they were second in the HRD III class with a 93 and were Reserve High in Trial earning the tenth and final championship point. I am very proud of Tanya, she has put in a lot of hard work.
Mick is going to be a very good teacher for Tanya and hopefully she will learn as much as I have from him. He will make her a great handler. He is not an easy dog to run and he will make her work hard, I believe they will succeed!
|I love this dog!|