When Cy was 11 months old, I started taking him to sheep a couple of times a week. He has proven to be a very fast learner, a terrific listener and very willing to try new things. He is always enthusiastic for work and he works with a quiet sense of purpose.
He started in the nurseries at 14 months of age and was a very consistent performer, although we did not run the full season of trials. He won one and placed in every other nursery trial he started in and finished as the Carmarthenshire Nursery Champion. just edging out his cousin, Kinloch Jada.
Luck was not with us at the South Wales Nursery final, which ended our nursery campaign.
Over the winter, Cy has been working around the farm and has almost mastered every outrun possible. He can take direction very well to turn back, and is proving he can manage large numbers of tricky undogged lambs as well as smaller numbers. He sheds well and is starting to learn to sort. I am hoping he might form half of a novice brace team for me...if I can find him a partner! Stay tuned.