New Year, New Goals

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

After reviewing my goals a few days ago I starting thinking about my goals for this year.  I feel like I have come so far in my riding the last few years and yet sometimes it feels like there is still so far to go.  But I guess that's just how this sport goes.  You are constantly learning.  So without further ado, my 2012 goals

2012 Goals

  • Once again my confidence issues are number one on my goals list.  This is one of those things where I know I have made huge progress, But I still have that mental block in certain areas.  So, we'll just keep chipping away at it.
  • Work on First and Second Level Dressage with Bugsy.  The jumping part is easy, I just have to point him at the fence and stay on.  Dressage is the hard part, and I want to do it right.
  • Ride a variety of horses-Naughtie, Airy, Twinkie, Mystic, Buddy, etc.
  • Qualify for the AECs.  Even if I can't afford to go, I at least want to be qualified.
  • Use every opportunity I can to improve my riding and knowledge.

January/February Goals

  •   Work on laterals with Bugsy-leg yield, half pass, shoulder in, haunches in, etc.
  • Work with Mystic to improve his suppleness and bending, get him responding to my leg and inside aids.
  • Keep the ponies happy in the cold weather.
  • Renew memberships-USEA, USEF and USDF.
  • Plan a show schedule.