A beautiful Friday in Florida kicks off the March gathering of herding dogs. Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature Near perfect weather welcomed the first day of the three day Mid-Florida AKC Herding Trials in March 2019. Though I couldn't attend the whole event, I was able to head to Acorn Acres for the first day of early birds taking on the Mintzer families cattle and those always tricky ducks!
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The Heart of Florida Herding Category: Competition What they were born to do! When people think of Florida, grassy fields and open pastures are not what typically comes to mind. The state is perceived as either beach or swamps. The reality is the heart of the state is mostly fields and woods from midway down the state the I-4 freeway crosses east to west, and much of the state up the center to the 1-10 is another side of the "Sunshine State". With cattle and sheep ranches sca
Three Days of Sheep Dogs & Family in the Fields and Forests of Florida. Category: Competitions Photo-Feature Special Photo-Feature Of the many events we attend, the Herding Trials are among the most favorite. There is an easy atmosphere and good people and little patience for nonsense or gossip. They are an escape and chance to decompress and put your soul at ease watching these wonderful creatures do what they were meant to do and loving every minute of it.
In December 2018
The 3rd Annual Winter AHBA Herding Trials and Trails 7th - 9th December 2018, Bronson, FL There are some days the weather seems to smile on an event in Florida, and that was the case the first two days in Bronson Florida for this years American Herding Breed Association (AHBA) Winter trials at the Black Prong Equestrian Center. The sprawling ranches allow a variety of terrains and pens. Cattle, sheep and even those evil ducks, were all part of this three-day event. From cattl