From The Trail To The Ring
With spring officially gracing the Inland Northwest, we can safely say our racing season is over and trail time is getting more and more limited. Not much left to do but pack up the sled and settle things in for some light cart runs and approaching summer show circuit.
Follow us through some pics from the trail and what is yet to come!
With the addition of Weaver and the girls, Kenna and Enya, coming of age we were able to start training a 6 dog team. With Denali out showing with Soni Jager, Juneau got to have some early season harness time.
With Denali home, a finished AKC CH, Juneau was able to retire and the team continued to build. Mason decided to chunk up (bad musher for overfeeding!) so conditioning training was our first priority...lets hope we can keep that from happening next season!
Our first race as a 6 dog team in our own 'backyard' and frequent training ground yielded us a second place finish. A great time was had by all who participated!
Snow fell rather late in our area which made training interesting. As long as trail conditions were safe we could run the cart. Harvest joined the team and made our team that much stronger!
The first time Team Keahi used the sled and experienced real snow was our first race in West Yellowstone Montana! Placing 4th overall in the race, we can't say we're displeased with the results!
Our first training run with the sled came in late January. Driving to find snow was a bit of an inconvenience, but worth it every single time! Hoping the weather is more cooperative next season!
Having gotten pretty disappointed in local winter conditions, and numerous race cancellations, we packed up and headed to West Yellowstone. We spent a week of fun with some of our local mushers who had sparked the idea and had a great time training!
So what's on the horizon? Rogue has been brushing up to be a show dog! Having completed Conformation Handling class, we plan on seeing how she does this spring/summer in the show ring. We already know how she does in harness!
Enya also plans on seeing about making a small splash in the show ring as well. She's come strides in harness, now is the time to get her showing and maybe, just maybe even finished.
3/28/2021 05:13:58 pm
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