I didn't get a chance to blog about it, but Arrow earned her final MXJ leg under my handling on March 30.
Some backstory: I have been showing Arrow for almost two years. I ran her just for fun in a Jumpers run in June of 2011; I wound up with a blackened thumb, since I had no tugging experience, and we totally destroyed the course. I had never run her before, but it was a lot of fun. I eventually began to run her in class and started to handle her at some shows. She needed two more MXJ legs to get her title.
She and I began to do pretty well in Standard, picking up a few legs, but Jumpers continued to be a problem. With no place to stop and regroup, like a table or contact obstacle, I often wound up out of place, Arrow got faster and crazier, and bars inevitably came down.
We qualified ONCE in Jumpers in June 2012, but the dry spell otherwise continued, until this year.
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