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2015 Goals – Scratch & Redo

2015 Goals – Scratch & Redo

This summer I saw a lot of other bloggers check in with their yearly goals. When I read those posts I pretty much thought, “Must be nice for SOMEONE to achieve goals this year!” Yeah, yeah yeah… I can be snippy in my mind. At first I was going to ignore my goals entirely and scratch the year off as an epic failure. As shitty years goes, it would be hard to top 2015 for me (although I’m sure you…

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Goal Building Intensified

Goal Building Intensified

This is not another 2015 goal or goal progression post, even though I’m going to mention my 2015 goals.  Basically my equestrian self confidence was pretty low when I made my 2015 goals this year.  I think they’re valid and I plan to stick to them, but I definitely took it easy on myself when I wrote them down.  I was afraid to utter anything “too big” because I thought it was ridiculous to declare such a thing to the…

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2015 Goals

2015 Goals

I know everyone says this on New Years, but I just find it absolutely crazy that it’s 2015 already. Soon we’ll be firmly in the 2020’s and the world will be surrounded by flying cars and jet packs… at least that’s what I learned from Sci-Fi films.  Right? But for now, my horse agenda remains as blissfully mundane as ever.  Last year, a lot of my goals were performance oriented.  The same is true this year, but instead of “I…

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2014 Goals Review

2014 Goals Review

There seems to be a bit of a “I didn’t quite hit my goals” this year epidemic in the blog-o-sphere.  Add me to that club for sure. Before going over these in detail, I knew that there was the potential for me to get bummed.  However, L. Williams told me that we should never reach all of our goals… that means we’re not reaching high enough.  This year, I reached pretty high. 2013 gave me the confidence that I had a…

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Totally Non-Competitive Summer Goals

Totally Non-Competitive Summer Goals

I said a few weeks ago that I was taking a break from showing for sure in June, and most likely July… and I may just get crazy and add August to that list.  This probably sounds crazy from the “Goals!  Show!  Derby!” personality I had earlier this year… but I’m seriously happy right now enjoying my horse in a leisurely way. My lesson on Sunday was super fun.  Sure, we got changes late, but I didn’t beat myself up…

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Slight Change of Plans

Slight Change of Plans

Well not really a change of plans, more an experiment in the planning department.   See it’s no secret that I love the hunters.  I love the perfection.  I love the outfits.  I love the overall goal. My horse jumps cute and has potential as a hunter, even with some obstacles (both his and mine) we’re currently working through. So I do love the hunters, and if I had to pick my ideal goal for Simon it would be to…

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2014 Goals Q1 Analysis

2014 Goals Q1 Analysis

I think part of it is the winter, part of it is Simon being NQR for a few weeks and a huge part of it is my whole saddle debacle plus all the dog and personal life drama… but honestly I’ve felt a bit like a deflated balloon for 2014 so far. When I wrote these goals at the end of last year, I was on a showing high.  Now I’ve had a lot of financial setbacks and some mental…

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SWOTs Starting 2014

SWOTs Starting 2014

New year, time for a new SWOT analysis.  Honestly, I don’t think I’m very good at these.  I tend to bucket things into “good” and “bad”, but I guess that’s part of the point of this exercise.  As with most of the goal driven things on this blog, I originally nabbed this idea from Viva Carlos. Strengths Simon has a year+ of showing under his belt Consistent saddle time has me and Simon in a good place My trainer is…

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2014 Goals

2014 Goals

I really dislike New Years Eve as a holiday.  Everyone gets so excited and it ends up being never quite as good as you think it was going to be and you can’t find a cab home.  Not awesome.  There have only been two New Years Eves that I have really enjoyed; one in Budapest that involved fireworks and champagne in the street, and another last year in a Texas country cabin with good friends.  This year we have no plans,…

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2013 Goals in Review

2013 Goals in Review

Once upon a time, my horse was lame for 4 months at the beginning of the year. Oh wait, that was this year. Therefore, I didn’t get around at setting goals until July when I figured that he was (hopefully) not on the verge of being lame forever and I had successfully moved barns.  I definitely did not accomplish all that I set out to… can I use the excuse that we only had six months? No?  Okay… well here’s…

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30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

It’s my burfday.  I’m 29. My husband is 6 years older than me, so I watched his metamorphosis from 20’s to 30’s when I was in my early/mid 20’s.  At the time, I kind of dismissed his mild panic.  What’s the deal?  If you don’t get older you die! And then I hit 27, and he said “Now you’re in your late 20’s.” “No, I’m in my mid 20’s still.” 28 is definitely late 20’s, but not as late as…

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Stick With the Program

Stick With the Program

It’s taken me a few years to realize the importance of being in a “program” with your horse and what that means as far as my success in the show ring.  I think it’s a hard topic to write about, because the “program” is different for everyone. Just because you board at a fancy barn with good lessons, doesn’t mean you’re in a program. Just because you keep your own horses in your back yard, doesn’t mean you aren’t in a…

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