Colorado presents incredible training circumstances. I've had these youngster crossing the stream which doesn't seem like much but, when you add snow covering the rocks in the stream, a thin layer of ice they have to break through as well as trudging thru snow up to their hocks along the bank that they have to maneuver - its an incredible obstacle.
With ample access to the National Forest, we have hills to climb and descend, deadfall to jump or simply step over, brush to do serpentines around, and natural obstacles such as deer jumping out of the brush in front of us.
I often get asked about the winters in Colorado
and how I adjusted the training ~
all I can say is I just haven't skipped a beat!
Training in Colorado during the winter has not stopped anymore than training in Garner Valley stopped during inclement weather. This is my passion - something that I look so forward to doing - so it really isn't that difficult or something that I even consider to be work. In these pictures, I am working a couple of youngsters that I have started - we are dragging tarps thru the snow which present an entirely different sound and desensitizing to carrying flags.