When I 1st started in the Field Trial game, I used to hear lots of complaints in the gallery about "contrary throws". Over the past couple of years, I note that at most Trials you see contrary throws all the time in Senior stakes and some in the Qual and Derby.
In training, we now throw many contrary throws, as do many of the Pro Trainers.
Is there any such thing as a contrary throw any longer? Do you believe that incorparating contrary throws into your training program will hinder the dogs long term?