Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rounding up the usual suspects...

This past weekend we took Holly and Kori to a herding trial.  The event was run by our collie club, and was open to all herding breeds.  We also had a herding instinct test, for collies only.  The instinct test is an AKC test, which determines if the collies still have an instinct for herding sheep, and if they know how to round them up and bunch them together.  To earn the herding instinct "title", which is HIT, the collies have to have "two legs."  Which means they have to pass the test twice, under two different judges.  Holly and Kori have both passed the test in the past, and just needed their second leg to earn the HIT.

Holly did pretty good!  Hard to believe she will be 9 years old this year!

My sister's collie, Penny, gave it a try too. 

Then it was finally Kori's turn... 

Kori has a very strong herding instinct!  I wish there was somewhere local that we could train her to compete in herding!

This sweet puppy attended the event, and was a little doll!

Kori, enjoyed the sunshine and the beautiful scenic, farm!

It was a fun day, and both Holly and Kori passed their tests!  My sister's collie, Penny, also passed.  The collies love attending these events, and I love seeing that my family of collies still have their herding instinct!


  1. Good job guys. I would chase them like there's no tomorrow
    Lily & Edward

  2. Yay for you girls, the only thing around here we try to herd is old man Dietzman and he just scratches our eyes out when we try!
    stella rose

  3. That sounds like so much fun. I have wanted to do this with Petal for such a long time now, but I haven't found any local opportunities to do so yet. I'll have to look around again. Congrats on the girls passing! That is awesome! And great pictures. :)