It’s now January 2015, which means a theoretical new start, and new resolutions and goals to be made. Some of the below list should be completely do-able, others, a little more dreamy but possible if luck stays with us and we’re dedicated to the effort. Here’s our list of hopeful accomplishments for the year!
For the Horse:
- Here’s the big one! Move up to Training!
Aiming for a May unrecognized horse trials at CHP. By then I hope we can come to grips with jumping more consistently again (boo daylight savings time) and hopefully have some Training CT’s under our belt. Date may move because, well, horses.
- Increase strength in haunches
Cavaletti work here we come.
- Walk-Canter-Walk transitions
which hopefully leads to….
- Lead changes?
Maybe! But it also leads to…
- Completing a Second Level dressage test with a score over 63%
A lofty goal for sure, but might be possible by the end of the year, if our schedule works out.
- Get a 7 on a lengthening
Which is going to be hard for my pony.. but we’ll try!
- Be a better competitor
By this I mean, get to the damn warm up ring with plenty of time, get to the start box with at least 1 minute to spare, put together a first-aid kit just for shows
- Stop over-thinking the distance
I’m irritating the you-know-what out of myself for overanalyzing the spot- looking forward to hopefully not doing this so much in 2015
- Stop overthinking people
Let it go, let it go!
- Insert annoying weight-loss resolution here!
I’ve got a beach vacation in February (hopefully) and a sexy bridesmaid dress in April- motivation!
For the House:
- Granite countertops in the kitchen!!
Please happen! Because I’m. So. Excited.
- Aerate + seed front and back yard
So we’re not the worst lawn in the neighborhood
- Paint upstairs hallway
Because red wine stains are not the color-du-jour
- Paint the NC State Room
Let’s face it, the Carolina room should never have gotten that much of a lead.
- Be better about blogging about the house!
Since 2 posts a year kind of makes the blog’s title a joke.
Happy 2015 to all, and may you accomplish all you set out to do this year!