Four Backyard Sequences with Video - Clean Run Sourcebook

20 Dec 2009Steve Schwarz

Occasionally Anne Riba uses variations on courses from the Clean Run Course Sourcebook and they have been really interesting to handle. I’ve taken the opening from a masters’ course on page 21 that she used one day and come up with four variations of it to fit in a backyard.

Here is the segment of the original course where I’ve tacked on obstacles 10, 11 and 12:

Here are three other sequences I created that allow you to work on Pin Wheels, Serpentines Serpentine Handling TechniquesSerpentine Sequence, Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesSingle Sided Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle HandlingThreadle Sequence, and 180s on both sides of the handler:


It was a gorgeous Fall Sunday morning, unseasonably warm and I took a break from raking leaves to setup the course. I didn’t have much time so Meeker and I ran multiple versions of all four sequences back to back. You’ll see us both slowing down as we got to the final sequence. But you’ll also see at least a couple ways to handle each sequence.

Please let me know if you gave these a try and how you handled them!

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