Monday, April 3, 2017

March Recap/ April Goals

March Recap

  • Take 2-3 lessons with Karen (weather permitting). This didn't happen. After Second Winter and conflicting schedules, I just wasn't able to get any lessons planned.
  • Fool around with saddle fitting on the baby pewny. Tentative yes and no - still working on it.
  • Continue to work on loading in the straight haul. This will come out in a new blog post, but we had a major set-back recently which is unfortunate.
  • Pony Annie from Spud's cart or pony Spud from Annie. This was a success!

  • Start to properly leg him up - ponying from Annie if possible. I've started legging him up, but not off of Annie yet.
  • Haul him out to the outdoor 1-2x this month (weather permitting). Nope.

  • Work on left/right cues. Huge yes!! He's done so well with this.

April Goals

  • Work on trailer loading - patience, consistency, and lots of treats!
  • Give her her first bath of the year - weather permitting.
  • If trailering stuff is going well, take a lesson or two and partake in Percentage Days at the end of the month.
  • Hack to the outdoor arena and work on lunging.
  • Continue to work on desensitization with fly spray, farrier handling, etc.
  • Purchase a shorter girth for both saddles.
  • Start her on Canpressco oil (when it arrives).
  • BE FAIR. Anything she does (aside from bucking, kicking, biting and rearing) is AMAZING. TELL HER SHE'S AMAZING.


  • Continue to leg him up; lunging, ponying from Annie (may not happen just yet).
  • First bath and possible clip (he hasn't started to shed yet. -_-)


  1. The weather is messing with everyone lately it seems! Hopefully April is kinder to all of us :)

    1. Ugh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been having crap weather!

  2. Nice goals!! Glad things are going relatively wel despite the weather

  3. Your weather is rough. I'm impressed with how much you get done despite it.

    1. Haha, it is a rainforest up here so you think I'd be used to it by now.