The agility club I recently joined participated in the Okotoks Agricultural Society Winterfest and put on an agility demo for the society. It was a nice little event with some great demonstrations. The cutting horse demo was with a Bison. I’ve seen demonstrations with cattle before but for some reason I think the Bison was quicker than the cows I’ve seen.
The local fire department was there as well and who doesn’t love meeting a fireman? Doesn’t CB look like he’s ready to drive the firetruck?
The trick riding demonstration was incredible. This young girl is only 10 years old but she was awesome on her horse and did some pretty cool tricks. I have to say she was the star of the show, what a brave girl. The lighting was poor so it was hard to get a good picture without using flash and I didn’t want to spook her horse. I do kind of like the blurry picture because you can tell she’s riding fast.
There were goats, bunnies and toy pigs for big and little kids to meet as well as pony rides. I found the toy pig really fascinating never having seen one before. The one pictured below is nearly full grown and weighs about 20 pounds even though he’s CB’s size. They can get quite a bit bigger at 60 pounds but this guy is going to stay little. CB wasn’t so sure what to think of the pig though.
It turned out to be so much fun and the crowd loved watching the dogs. Some of our members have very experienced dogs that just wowed everyone with their speed and skill in the weave poles. But the crowd cheered the loudest for our more novice agility dogs like CB and hooped and hollered as he went along the course we set up.
I was too busy to get many pictures of the demo but here’s a few of our dogs. We all had a great time and CB was really tired by the end of the day. Thanks so much to the Okotoks Agricultural Society for inviting us to participate. It was a blast.