My first stumbling block was wondering whether I should stop the motion in a typical action shot. After taking some action shots where the motion was frozen in time, I decided instead to work more toward making things look like they were moving. (It's amazing how a Klondike Bar will bring clarity and focus to any situation.)
Luckily for me, our chickens decided to entice Lilah to trot the fence line several hundred times. This was about how many times I needed to get the photo below.
I discovered I have an inherent personality flaw. I don't like blur. I think therapy could help. So I will be practicing this quite a bit more.
I decided to try one more time with "things that cannot be controlled." Not that I want anyone to assume I can ever control Lilah. So off I went to find the goose family that I have been watching. They live near a local pond and I have been watching and photographing them ever since the goslings were hatched. Dad doesn't chase me anymore, which is good, because it's hard running through deep grass with camera equipment. They are all still very wary of me.
About 40 photos later, I came up with what not only represents an exemplary goose step, but blur and motion at the same time. Ta da!