Our next run was Standard. Matilda was really high. We walked by some dogs that barked at us as we went by and as we waited she was very barky. The run was going so badly that I was starting to stop the run and leave, but the judge said, "She's so wound up, I think you should finish." So I did. The run is in two pieces. Jen stopped videoing and then started again.
Next we did Snooker. It was a really hard one because two of the colors we had to take after our reds were combinations. Matilda was great! We got our second Q of the day. I had misplaced my camera so I don't have my own video of this run, but Jen said she got some of it, so I might get some video later. N
ext we did Jumpers where I can see it was my lousy handling that sent Matilda off.
Finally, we did Jackpot. We got lots of points, but we didn't get the Jackpot, A-Frame to tunnel.
I discovered some thing today. One thing that seems to calm Matilda, when she's really too wound up to focus, is massaging her neck and head behind her ears. I'll try this at the next trial.