Tuesday's class was a handling class in every sense of the word.
My instructor told me that I prefer not to handle, but to do one thing by myself, then have Marge do something else, then do something again, etc. That's why I'm so good at rear crosses. I don't disagree with her. The idea of actively handling around an entire course is something I'm still trying to do, especially at trials.
Course 1 (Black Circles)
By far, the hardest of the two. The beginning, surprisingly, was not bad. After the Dog Walk is when it got tricky.
I believe I front crossed between 9 and 10 to break up the threadle. The 12,13,14,15 sequence was pretty nighmarish. I did a front between 13 and 14, but it was easier said than done. That said, I definitely appreciate all of the front cross practice, despite the fact that I'd much rather handle everything with rears.
Course 2 (White Circles)
Much more relaxed. I don't think we really flunked on any part of it. I handled the pinwheel with a front cross after 9 and then another between 11 and the A-Frame. Worked wonderfully.
I'm excited for my trial this weekend and hoping I'll pick up some Q's in either of the Excellent classes. I was so excited to be hanging out with Amy & Layla on Sunday, but it turns out that they can't make it. :(