So goals. I am not a huge fan of goals. Why you ask? Because I have a hard time making them up and then meeting them. So why make goals? UGH.
However, I figure it would be a good idea to have some
goals I mean suggestions to try to achieve for 2018. I am going to keep them pretty easy just because I know my limitations!
Go to Different Venues
I love Fair Hill. I don’t love Plantation. We are so spoiled around here with choices for events it feels odd to complain. But for 2018 I would like to explore outside this area and event in a couple different places. Loch Moy would be one. And maybe into New Jersey or up to Bucks County? The sky is the limit!
Ride with Some Different Trainers/Instructors
I love Sally and am not leaving her. Same with Emily. But I would like to have a wider selection of instructors for when Sally is in Aiken for example. So I would love to set up with another trainer for instruction or find a clinic or two to go to this Winter/Spring.
Get Better Scores in Dressage (Or Something Like This)
Since scores are subjective (I mean we have scored from a 40 to a 29 say WHAT) that really doesn’t gauge it. But I want to go into a dressage test and emerge thinking WOW so that is what we are supposed to be doing. If i can keep Remus engaged and in frame throughout the whole test even more the better!! (We have to fix this pesky canter transition error first).
Not Vomit When Jumping
I have not done this seriously. But I do get freaking nervous and I would like to get more ambitious when it comes to jumping. I have gotten better in stadium not freaking out at what Sally comes up with in our lessons but when it comes to CC I often pass on the heftier options. If Sally thinks I can jump it I should be able to jump it. But my brain does not think like that. The only way to get better at this is to suck it up and jump the jumps. And CC school a lot more times till it almost gets boring doing the intro level jumps. We can try anyway.
Get Remus (and Me) Fitter
This is always going to be an issue for both the horse and me. We are both short, round, and like to eat. Sigh. I work out 3-4 days at the gym but need to up the cardio. Remus needs to up the cardio too. This will not happen until the arctic front moves elsewhere though. UGH. But I want us to be able to not die over CC by huffing and puffing to death and also going a bit faster than a lope would be great too. We shall see.
Blog at Least 2-3 Times a Week (If Enough Content)
I have been pretty good about it since NaBlogPoMo but I hope to continue into 2018 doing at least three posts a week. As long as I keep mixing it up I hope not to bore you all silly! We shall see!
Not a Suggestion But a Reality: Back to Real Life (AKA WORK)
BOO HISS. Back to work tomorow. Sob why didn’t I win the power lotto. Oh wait, I didn’t play it! YEP! (Not that I would have won it LOL). ANYWAY Back to work. And this gif sums it up (my attitude, outlook on work etc.) HA Happy New Year all!