I don’t have a set timeline for my 2016 goals except that I would like to accomplish each of the items sometime during this calendar year. Overall I think that we are doing really well. I need to modify the goals a little bit to somehow incorporate Houston but I think I am going to try to take most of April to figure out what that looks like.
For a key… The things that we have succeeded at or at least worked on are bolded. Those things that we failed at or been unable to attempt are
- Take lessons 2x a week ideally (at least 1x/week or 4x/month)
Learn how to do hunter braids Jump around 3’6 course confidently Show over 3′ (if a lease is available to do so)
- Quieter seat and upper body
- Be more positive about progress
- Track horse spending (board, farrier, vet, lessons, shopping, etc)
- HAVE FUN!
Workout 2x a week (outside of the saddle) Eat out less/do better at meal planning Lose 20lbs throughout the year (weekly weigh ins – #goalbreeches)
- Read at least 1 book a month
Overall out of 12 things I would mark success or progress as 50%. I did much better with riding goals than with personal goals. Unfortunately I never broke through the “I hate working out” barrier and while Kyle and I did try HelloFresh we could have been better about eating out. At this point I am not sure I am going to make this a solid goal until we have a house again. We hate the kitchen in our apartment.
- Teach her leg yields/
- Smoother transitions
- Practice controlled lead changes
- Jump 2′ courses
- Go to at least 2 schooling shows
- Go trail riding off property at least 1x
- Self load/unload on trailer
- Tie to trailer
- Improve Ground Manners
- Increase patience with farrier
- Crosstie trustworthiness
- Keep things fun!
Out of 10 things Annie’s Q1 progress was a mega success. I wouldn’t say that anything has been mastered but we attempted or worked on all but 2 items. We have already gone to 2 schooling shows with the 3rd happening this week. Our 2 trail riding adventures were super fun and I can’t wait to go out again. I hope that we can continue to get Annie more broke on the flat and out on as many adventures as possible!
Hopefully next week I will have some solid goals for Huey!
Have you guys made good progress toward your goals as well?