Sheep Dog Trials: Sheep & Wool #5

5. Sheep Dog Trials

Lots of fun. It wasn't always clear what the dogs were supposed to do, but watching it for a while, you understood the course. It wasn't until I left that I saw the big board with all the explanations, and the map of the course.


On this course, the sheep were actually out of sight, over a small rise. The handler set the dog out on a right outrun. These dogs don't run, they fly. I tried to capture some sense of their speed in the photos. The second set of drive gates, after the post, were actually on the "left-hand" side of the course, closest to the observers (and the photographer). Those are the ones you see in the photos below.


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