Friday, May 18, 2012

Big Willow 
1. An exceptional  trial, in a beautiful location, with great sheep, and perfect set outs. 
2. A place in Idaho where one can be exalted and or humiliated by sheep and dogs. 
3. A very large tree.
Norm and Blaze

The judges view

Brian Ricard's Cody he did great!!!

Cody at the pen
Big Willow was a success for us earning us those precious points Norm's Blaze was 6th, Vickie's Gale his sister was 8th, in the second trial, 70 dogs ran. Cody and Jess our younger dogs really did well moving the range sheep with ease, I think each ended up around 16th/17th. We are well please with all our dogs.


  1. "Perfect set outs" Ha!
    Thats because the folks at the handler end of the trial can't see what happens at the pens.
    (What happens at the pens stays at the pens.)

    Really though, the sheep were pleasant to work with , and Ray and Gladys are GREAT setters, as well as being fun to hang with for a weekend.

    Was nice seeing you, though briefly.

  2. Border collies are the best dogs! They are so sweet yet serious and fun!

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