Skip to main content

1st Quarter Goals

I love what M from A Enter Spooking is doing with her Quarterly Reports/Goals as it keeps me motivated to keep moving forward and it keeps goals feeling more attainable. 

While I did a post on my prospective 2018 Goals in General, I love that Quarterly posts can give me more freedom and flexibility in setting attainable goals, while continuing to move forward with training.  It also keeps me actively blogging, something I tend to lack on.

Kidd is home from his [failed] trial and is now at the local boarding facility. I rode him last night for the first time and ghad.. I missed that horse.  It was certainly not a record setting ride by any means, and our lack of fitness was painfully apparent, but I was beaming from start to finish.  How could I even consider selling this guy?!


Anyway, moving forward I plan to board Kidd for Jan/Feb and possibly take him home for March, weather pending.  The indoor board that he’s forced to be on due to the lady who took him on trial FULL body clipping him is $600 + TX per month and it adds up quickly.  When we first looked at our place in March ’17, my arena was ride-able, so I’m remaining hopeful... As such, I may need to do a 1st Quarter “update” later on in the Quarter, but regardless here is an outline of my goals for the coming months.

January,
·         Ride a minimum of 4x Per Week
·         Remain forgiving and understanding of our fitness levels; keep things short and simple
·         Go through my Horse Trailer and locate all my ‘missing’ things
·         Pre-Bag grain for simplicity and space saving
- Decided to skip bagging and put it in a bin instead
·         Better Organize my Tack Locker
·         Bath Kidd
·         Clean my Tack (woops – for someone who makes saddle soap, I’m terrible)
·         Arrange a Saddle Fitting appointment (my Zaldi is fitting too wide)
- Reflocked my Zaldi to fit better and mucked around with my Jump Saddle but it's become apparent if I plan to do much jumping I need to find a different saddle better suited to Kidds back.
·         Farrier Appointments for Kidd at the arena and the horses at the Farm later this month
·         Try AFX before exercise until the jug runs out to see if it helps with his tail swishing/cold backed behavior when I first get on.



February,
·         Ride a minimum of 4x Per Week
·         Continue to remain forgiving and understanding of our fitness levels but continue to build on things from January
·         Begin asking for a little ‘more’
·         Keep my tack locker tidy/organized
·         Bath Kidd



March,
·         Hopefully move Kidd home, Weather Pending
·         Ideally ride a min 3x per week if he’s home, weather/footing pending
·         Incorporate some hacks/trails if he’s home (not an option at the boarding facility)
·         Renovate my Tack Room (might take all summer though…)



Overall 1st Quarter,
·         The lady who took Kidd on Trial managed to do an excellent job at taming is insane mane.  I hope to keep on top of it.
·         Continue to have fun, and literally just enjoy the ride
·         Track my Expenses (Thanks C at Poor Woman Showing)
·         Find a feeding plan suited to Kidd (enough protein, etc without adding too much fat/energy).



Kai is out in the herd and is remarkably still alive.  She’s completed her time at the indoor and though I kind of dropped off the face of the earth near the end, I am happy with the things we accomplished and as such she is ‘turned out’ until Spring, so I will hold off on setting any goals for her this Quarter.

Comments

  1. Goals and lists always help me stayed organized. You've listed out some really good ones!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! I'm typically a pretty organized person and chaos annoys me but I don't always be proactive about it.. lol! Hopefully this helps!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Blog Hop: 2020 Summary; Covid Edition

 While we all live in different towns, have different goals and different lives - but one thing that we all have in common is what a wild and wonky year 2020 was.  The reality is, it's all affected us in one way or another, and with 2020 coming to an end it's time to reflect and look hopeful towards an improved 2021. What's the best thing that happened to you in 2020? Personal: Hands down, the birth of my daughter .  After 4 years of fertility struggles, I'm beyond grateful and though some days feel like an eternity of struggle, confusion and pain, my heart has never been more full. Horsey: It's hard to choose. Despite hardly riding, I've had a lot of wonderful horsey-filled memories this year.  From the birth of Phascinating BRR , my second homebred to date, to the few rides I got to enjoy and making a major investment in my breeding business, there's been lots to be thankful for. What's the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? Personal: It's

The Purge

I've been mulling over the idea of doing a post regarding the integrity (or occasional lack of) in the equestrian community for some time, but I couldn't seem to develop a clear vision in my head of how I wanted to piece it together.  I think the reality is, the topic in itself is messy and clouded at best, so I decided to throw all my thoughts out through my fingertips and help myself make sense of all these big feelings I've got swirling around. It's no secret that to some extent, equestrian activities are for the elite. I'm not necessarily talking about those who were born into a Trust Fund or were gifted exceptionally talented horses with easy access to top quality instruction and services but of course, those exist too. I'm talking more so about us - average people.  While you're probably thinking " umm, I'm far from elite and I'm just barely squeeking by * stirs ramen* ", I agree and I hear you when you say you work bloody hard to sup

Blogger Secret Santa 2020

 If you're like me, you've been patiently waiting for the announcement - if you're really like me, you got embarassingly impatient and reached out to The Printable Pony, our fearless leader in this festive fun for the past several years.  Unfortunately she's unable to do the Blogger Secret Santa this year, so I decided to give it a whirl because I love it! Bare with me as this is my first time and I'm doing it relatively blindly, having only participated once in the past.  Please follow the link below to sign up.  Note, the deadline to sign up is November 20, and I have provided a suggested budget of $30 before shipping.  I am hoping to get everyone the information for their draw within a few days following the deadline to allow for ample time to research, shop and ship!  I don't think I have many followers, so feel free to share the link with other bloggers so they can participate as well! I will do my best to follow peoples wishes, but please note in participa