Mother’s Day Weekend, Hotchkiss
The Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trials are held each year around Mother’s Day. Handlers and dogs come from around the country to try their hands at the course. The communication between a handler and his or her dog is done with whistles, voice, telepathy and sometimes plain old yelling. It is fun to watch the experts as they effortlessly collaborate with their dog to bring the sheep in, and even more impressive when you see a beginner trying to do the same thing.