|Win all the blues.|
Its simply a continuation of the same life, just with different numbers on your checks and bank statements.
I never make resolutions. I get annoyed when other people do. People rarely keep them. Like I'm glad they're all for bettering themselves but a New Year does not signify the start of that. I'm more along the line of thinking "Just try and keep your shit together, like, all the time".
|keeping our shit together|
But everyone actually needs goals. Especially if you have a seriously green OTTB on your hands.
|future event horse right hurr|
So with that, my tentative 2015 goals go a little like this....
But seriously. I can't afford more than probably 3 or 4 sanctioned events. maybe not even that considering they cost a cool grand for the whole weekend when its all said and done.
So my plan is to get B out to some local schooling shows early in the year. First show anywhere close to me is in April. So thats the first goal.
First first would actually be to like, RIDE.
|Back when I actually showed|
B is still SUPER UBER green over fences and I havent really done much jumping in oh, about a fucking year.
Once and IF that all happens, I will feel better about spending money on shows.
Hoping to do one schooling show every other weekend. Because who knows how he will behave off the property.
Then my next goal is to make our eventing debut at Midsouth HT. Its always been one of my favorites and its super close to me and at the end of June, so gives us plenty of time to prepare. If thats isn't disastrous, I was hoping to also compete at Champagne Run and Hagyard Team Challenge. I don't know if baby brain will be ready since those are end of the year shows, but I love those events. We might also hit up Jump Start, because also excellent.
With Bacardi, I just want him to stay in the ring and go over most of the jumps without mishap. Maybe later I can nail down more specific goals like, low 30s dressage tests and double clear XCs. But I'm trying to be realistic.
At home, it would be awesome if I could get some real lateral work down pat with him. Also, super clean canter departs. If I could nit pick his trot, it would be to work on maintaining proper carriage for more than half a lap- he tends to get heavy in my hands. I mean, have you seen the set of shoulders on that guy? I would also love to dabble more in his flying changes too.
So to recap
1. Lateral work
2. Proper carraige
3. Canter departs
4. Tentative flying changes
1a. April schooling show-don't die
2a. May schooling shows-more not dying
3a. June USEA show- stay in the ring, no refusals
4a. End of year sanctioned events.
Not a very decisive goals list, but its a start