Thanks to Viva Carlos and Poor Woman Showing, I realized that crap, it’s December, and oh yeah, what about those goals I set at the beginning of the year? Is there any chance of completing the remaining goals in the next few weeks?
The house goals have all been met, and then some- again, update post coming. Design goals- maybe there won’t be a design blog, still fiddling around with the idea so we’ll see.
Otherwise, here’s the list of goals I set for Foster for the winter:
Lengthenings, and lengthening-to-collected transitionsI’m going to call this checked, since we commonly practice it now, and while not perfect, it’s happening. Finally. Keep hacking away at canter transitionsYup, made big progress with this- still not perfect, but hacked away at, it is
- School corners – showjumping style
- Angled fences/combinations need to do more of this, but we started
- School chevron if at all possible still not sure if this is possible?
- Introduce conditioning program
Clip all the fur!check.
Go figure the remaining goals to be met are the jumping ones. Of course, this is my weak link, especially when in the winter all I want to do is be a dressage queen. Also, if I’m honest, I find it a struggle to get time in the jumping arena after work with the current lesson schedules and Foster hasn’t cared for that arena in the dark which makes me loathe to go up there alone and jump school anyways. Phew, glad I got that off my chest. Time to grow a pair/make jump schools happen on weekends/find a buddy to watch me jump at night, I guess. Ugh.
Some other stuff going on that I haven’t decided if I want to share yet publicly.. otherwise it’s all about the house and updating stuff before the weekend! Yay!
Oh goals… I should look into those. I think y’all accomplished a lot this year!
Goals, goals, goals… Almost 2015, and time for all new goals to be made! 😀
You guys got a lot done so far this winter!
It’s been an interesting winter- we’ve introduced a lot more skills than normal.. Which is great, no complaints here! 🙂
that brush fence is intense lol. congrats on the accomplishments to date and good luck making those jump schools happen!!
That brush fence was terrifying the first time we did it!