I could probably handle Mira on most courses without a startline stay if I had to, but not without making handling sacrifices I'd much rather not. There are good reasons most of the very top teams have the ability to lead out in some fashion or another. Not that I am counting us among that company! I like my leadouts when the course calls for them I very very rarely start with her...My starting position tells her where we are going right off the bat and unless the first obstacle is a 180Â° tunnel, where I am away from her and where I am facing adds value. But then I turn around and run the same course with Webster on the same day and use little/no leadout lol. Whatever works for the dog at hand.