I left work early yesterday to meet my farrier at the barn. I decided to grab my video camera and take advantage of the daylight to shoot some liberty footage. My hope was to get enough to submit an audition - even a rough draft - just to get some feedback. I may as well take advantage of the free auditions for Gold members.
Cricket and I have been having connection issues when we play at liberty. When she doesn't want to do something, she leaves. I called the Gold Hotline months ago and had a long talk with John Baar. He gave me some great suggestions. I haven't played much at liberty but when I do, I try to make sure I can influence Cricket no matter where she goes.
Yesterday, we had connection issues. I decided to deal with them. Since she wanted to leave, I simply sent her on, with energy, and decided to leave her alone until she decided to connect back with me. The following clip is what happened when she changed her mind . . .
Following this, everything was better. I continued to play with her. At one point I asked her for a simple trotting circle game. This is what happened . . . .
I know the video quality isn't as good as it could be. I had my camera on the tripod in my truck bed. I just wanted to film the session and see what happened. Maybe, just maybe, we're not too far from being able to pull together a good L3 Liberty Audition.