Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014: Onwards and Upwards

Looking towards the future

Those experts in the know always say to set goals, write them down, check back in on the progress, and to keep moving forward.

So, this year I am going to try and materialize some of my goals and hold myself accountable.  I find it easy to put things off, get distracted, get frustrated, and to eventually lose sight of where I need to go.

So here I go.  Some may seem incredibly simplistic, but I need to have attainable steps to work towards and complete.

2014 Goals:

1.  Comfortably and correctly bend and counterbend the mare both directions.  

2.  Ride at least three times a week, weather permitting.  

3.  Work on my personal fitness two times a week, mixing aerobic, core strength, and weight activity.

4.  Have a correct leg yield by the mare without tension and excess baggage.

5.  Take the semi feral mare to another schooling show.  Bonus points for completely said tests and staying inside the ring.

6.  Start the filly under saddle or harness.  

7.  Work the filly up to a point of acceptable physical fitness to build her topline and stamina.

8.  Work on handling that tricky left ear on the filly.

9.  Be able to clip ears.  Bonus if it's without sedation.

10.  Learn to clip the horses so it looks less like ran-over-with-a-lawnmower and more like proper pretty pretty pony.

11.  Learn to do a running braid.

12.  Show the filly in hand in a bridle.  Probably the first part of this goal is to put said filly in a bridle, before the show part.

13.  Consistantly learn to not drop my inside rein.

And lucky goal number 14 for 2014 is:

14.  Learn to push a little more and quit the impulse to pull a horse.  Back to front should be 2014's motto.  

So wish me luck!  Feel free to share your goals in the comments or a link to your blog post with your goals.


  1. Good luck! Definitely seem like they are reachable goals :)

    1. Thanks Allison! I hope I certainly do attain most if not all of them.

  2. Just found your blog, I hope you have a great New Year and achieve all of your goals and resolutions!

    1. Welcome Emmi! I look forward to following your adventures as well. :)


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