First off, I TURN 22 TODAY. Second off, RAGS GETS SHOES PUT BACK ON ONE WEEK FROM TODAY AND I AM SUPER PUMPED. But that’s not what this post is about. 😀
Back at the start of the year I set a bunch of Goals for 2017, but my life is constantly in flux so I’ve decided that a new blog calls for new goals and a more mercurial system! But before I launch right into my goals for the next three months, here’s an overview of how those goals I set in January panned out.
Find a saddle that fits ┅
This is a half success because I did buy a saddle and it does fit Ezhno, it just happens to be a western saddle (not what I intended to get).
Compete in the Triforce Ring ✗
Jumping ended up not being for Ezhno (obviously), so I decided to set this goal aside for the time being.
Ride a dressage test ✗
This still might happen! Eagle Mountain has dressage schooling shows over the winter and I think they’d be a great opportunity for Raglan.
Introduce Ezhno to cattle ✗
Go on an overnight trail ride ✗
These sounded like fun things to do with Ezhno (and they still do), but they’re not huge priorities now.
Take Ezhno to a clinic ✗
There’s a performance clinic at KW this October, but I’m not feeling it so I think I’m going to pass.
Buy a truck and trailer ┅
The truck part is done (just needs a brake box!), but keeping two horses means that finding the cash for a trailer might take a while.
That’s a lot of red X’s, but I think it’s more a sign of changing priorities than failure. I’m glad to set those goals aside so that I can move forward to the future, so let’s dive straight into my new goals!
════ GOALS FOR RAGLAN ════
Get him back in shoes and sound again
Take him to his first show (Eagle Mountain? LWSC?)
Haul him to the SEC for a lesson with TrainerM
Establish his canter
════ GOALS FOR EZHNO ════
Take him for a trail ride (tree farm?)
Work on developing a slower canter
Work on his lateral movements
════ GOALS FOR ME ════
Put a brake box in the truck
Learn how to drive a trailer
Buy my own jumping saddle