09-29-2011, 08:39 PM
I toured the trial grounds again. It is worse than it was two weeks ago. There is plenty of water in the tanks, just no way for the dogs to approach it safely. I asked the ranch manager about dragging/plowing/grading the banks or spreading a layer of straw thick enough thick enough to make the banks safe (all at our expense). His answer was basically use it like it is or don't use it. We have made the decision to cancel the trial earlier than previously announced so that conflicting clubs will have time to procure adequate resources for added entries in their trials. Hopefully the spring will be better after a rainy winter.