Monday, February 6, 2017

February Goals 2017

The monthly goals are backkkk!

Finally,

 February Goals


Annie says, "I only misbehaved on our hack on Saturday
because you neglected me for 10 days and expected me to
be all good with a hack during a crazy wind-storm. Plus,
I'm four, you moron."
Annie                             
  • Start to figure out show outings (schooling shows) and other low-stress events.
  • Continue trail road-riding; with company and out solo.
  • Practice loading into the dreaded straight haul; haul out at least twice this month.
  • Work with her at least 3-4 times a week, even if it is just ground-work.
  • Work on lunging to help her start to build up muscle and balance, as well as figuring out that right lead canter. In addition, having her respond to the vocal cues on the lunge will transfer to under-saddle.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for MORE from her. Don't be mean to her, but don't let her get away with shit either. For example, with the cantering business - get after her to give me MORE canter strides.
  • Continue to work on ground work - picking up feet, bridling, blanketing, touching in ears/gums, etc.
  • Schedule and have farrier appointment done.
Suzie says, "I'm happy and fat. Pls don't take
me hand-walking again though. I hated
every minute of being away from my besties."
Suzie                               
  • Give her her early "Spring" Legend injection if she needs it.
  • Continue to be an elderly, retired pon-pon.


Spud says, "Is it too late to send
Annie back from where you got her?"
Spud                                
  • Start to plan out show schedule with real-time dates and locations (in case anything has changed).
  • Haul out to indoor arena at least twice this month.
  • Start legging him up with road-work (the outdoor is going to be under snow for a bit still).

14 comments:

  1. Yay goals!!! I haven't been able to bring myself to make regular goals in .... like a year haha. But maybe soon? Love all yours too - it's that great time of year when we can start getting excited about the coming summer season!!

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    1. I suppose my goals are less of goals than they are "wants". If I don't get them done due to lack of time, inclement weather, or otherwise, I won't stress. The items I don't cross off will just get put onto March's list :)

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  2. Great goals! I love Suzie's blanket :)

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    1. It is super obnoxious, but I love it. I only wish it had a high-neck like Annie's!

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  3. Spud pictures are the cutest pictures! 😍

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  4. Those are great goals. I'm impressed by everyone who has the time to make and stick with monthly goals!

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    1. I suppose my goals are less of goals than they are "wants". If I don't get them done due to lack of time, inclement weather, or otherwise, I won't stress. The items I don't cross off will just get put onto March's list :)

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  5. Woohooo for goals!
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  6. It's always nice to have goals so you know where you're going and what you want to work on. Have a great month with your adorable herd.

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