How do y'all handle threadles? I have always pulled my opposite hand across me to pull the dog in but the handling I just watched had the handler rotate in and end up sending with the left, facing backwards (opposed to dog's direction) then calling in with the right and then rotating towards the jump and sending with the left.
With Meg, I can generally just drop my inside shoulder and bring that hand back while calling her name; she naturally wants to turn in to me and has a very, very tight point of commitment. If she's particularly wound up and being silly, I will also use my outside hand to really check her. For what it is worth, I also had basically zero handling knowledge when training her. If it wasn't a front cross or a flip, I didn't see any way of doing it (I still see almost all rear crosses/flips if I'm walking a course with Meg in mind).
Gusto has more skills, a longer point of commitment, and is less responsive on course (I mean he's fine, but Meg will slam on the breaks or turn at the drop of a hat if cued). He also has more actual training in handling, and I'm getting more and more as we go along. I'd be more likely to do something "different" with him, depending on where the course goes next and what I think we could actually pull off. I'm still incredibly novice at all the "fancy" handling stuff (K turns and J turns and Lap turns, oh my), and I don't always "see" where to use them in a course. But I'd like to pretend that I'd figure out some very cool, savvy way to handle it.
More likely, I'd wind up trying to handle it like I would with Meg and he'd take the second jump the wrong way.