This was a really fun day! Mika felt so much faster than she was at our last two trials, and she even had focus and energy for our third run. I think our extra walking and running has been helping her stamina.
In the second run, she actually started to break her start-line stay, but then realized that I hadn't released her and stopped again. She's never done this before, but I was happy, as she showed how much she wanted to run!
Augh, in that same run, we almost got the gamble. I'm positive we would have gotten it IF I hadn't distracted Mika by saying "Good girl" just as she was committing to the tunnel, causing her to turn around because she thought I was calling her away from the tunnel. I vowed to never again distract her by saying "Good girl"...but soon broke that vow in the next run!
Our first Masters Jumpers Q! It wasn't an easy course, either, especially for us; it had a wrap (could have had a few wraps, actually, but I handled it so that it didn't). AND we GOT the wrap!! That was when I just HAD to say "Good girl!".