[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Food For Thought on Movement

  • From: "Carolyn Martello" <marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <carolynmckenna@xxxxxxxxx>, <fairway97045@xxxxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <spotted101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:41:03 -0800

That is because when the dog fully extends it's hind leg it absolutely has to 
touch the ground as it drives forward
in the thrust......and the front foot touches down a split second later.    
They do NOT touch down at the same second.   
It is precision, split second timing .......like a "well oiled 
machine".......and a beautiful thing to see.

Carolyn    marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.Marhaven.com

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: carolyn mckenna 

  Yes, not contacting the ground at full extension is false reach.
  Carolyn
  :

  From: Jessica MacMillan <spotted101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  The thing I find so beautiful about the "gating" dog is his front.   Did 
anyone else happen to notice that when his feet meet their 
  furthest reaching point in front of his nose, that they were actually hitting 
the ground at that same point? Not in mid-air like so 
  many dogs do... That's a video that everyone in all breeds should watch, just 
for that reason alone. 

  Next time you are at a specialty - stop talking during one of the big classes 
and watch where the front feet come to the
   furthest point - 99% of the dogs will be in mid-air somewhere. Too much 
wasted motion...

  Jessica MacMillan

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