Minuet - Two Jump Drill - Again
15 Jan 2008
Two weeks ago I posted two handling approaches for Bud Houston’s two jump Minuet setup. After my post I got some good handling alternatives for the sequence from sharp AgilityNerd readers. So one morning this weekend before the frost fully melted and turned the yard back to mud, I setup up the video camera and took a crack at filming some of the alternatives.
To refresh your memory here is the course setup:
Bud's Two Jump Minuet
Here are four more handling approaches shown in the video. I name the approaches by the handling used to turn the dog between 2-3 and 4-1:
- on the take off side of each jump.
- on the take off side of each jump (could also be viewed as a followed by a Rear Cross. The wrap around the jump standard is then completed by performing a Front Cross across the length of the jump.
- Blind Crosses on the take off side of each jump followed by a Front Cross to complete the jump wrap.
- What I'd call a Single Sided Meeker over the jump into my back reaching hand as though we were handling a Serpentine. This was actually the first approach I filmed and you can see Meeker is launching long over the left jump because I'm giving him his turning cue too late. handling approach, where I stayed on one side of the jumps and brought
So far we’ve got six different handling methods for this sequence. Of course you could mix up the crosses used in each sequence too to get even more permutations. Are there any more raw methods we’ve missed?
- Dancing the Minuet - Two Jump Drill
- Handling a Two Jump 360 - Video
- Two Becky Dean USDAA Courses - A Tale of Two Ketschkers
- Practice Standard Course Built Around A Jump Chute