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Blog Hop – Equestrian Bucket List

Blog Hop – Equestrian Bucket List

Little Bay Princess is hosting a blog hop, and the topic is your Equestrian Bucket list! I’ve blogged about my bucket list before, but it’s a lot of fun to think about.  This year has opened up new opportunities for me riding wise, and made me believe in myself a bit more… maybe there’s more I’d even like to accomplish than I previously thought! Here is my original list: My Equestrian Bucket List Show at least 2’6″ at an A/AA show,…

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2013 Goal Progress

2013 Goal Progress

It’s been about a month since I formally declared 2013 goals, so you’re probably wondering why I’m writing a progress post so soon.  Well summer is winding down, and my last three horse shows of the year will be here and over before I know it.  Recently I had a revelation that if I didn’t actually work at attaining these goals, then they would never happen. Well duh, right? So I have been working.  Here’s the progress so far. Get a…

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SWOTs Summer 2013

SWOTs Summer 2013

A lot has changed since the first time I evaluated our SWOTs and I snagged the original idea from this post from Viva Carlos. Let’s be honest – I snag most motivational tools that remind me what I need to work on from her blog, because it’s the bestest. I looked back on the first post the other day, and realized that a ton has changed since March and July… so even though spring and summer are pretty close time…

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Jumping Ahead

Jumping Ahead

In general, I’m a forward thinker.  The next big thing.  The next challenge.  Up up.  Forward.  It’s rare for me not to have a goal, and I’m not always the most patient person getting to that goal. But patience is one of the most important aspects of riding. Jumping ahead is a problem I have with my equitation, and my psyche when it comes to Simon.  Sometimes I want to run before we can walk, and that’s pretty detrimental to…

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2013 Goals

2013 Goals

So this post is like… seven months late.  When 2013 began I said to myself, “Self – you are not very good at year long goals.  Let’s do mini goals for each month instead,” and myself said “Absolutely!” So I wrote January goals. And then my horse broke himself. For four months. And I got a little depressed and sad and forgot all about the January goals, and the February ones… and the March ones… and, well you see where…

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Storytelling

Storytelling

I was reading Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Over Thinker the other day, which is a blog I enjoy a lot because she is a very honest writer and she writes freely about her struggles. I’ll give you a (not so much) secret, this horse showing thing isn’t easy and I enjoy blogs that are honest about the trials and tribulations. Anyway, Suzanne recently went to an Andrea Waldo clinic (read her entire post, it’s worth it)…

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Optimism is a funny thing, and I daresay I’m feeling optimistic. Last weekend I really just did not want my horse to die. It sounds dramatic, but that was the goal. This weekend I felt myself looking at the state of things and thinking “I wonder if I’m ok to bump his grain back up to normal” and “I bet schooling changes will come easier now that I know to maintain his hocks properly.” After I took the last poultice…

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SWOTs Spring 2013

SWOTs Spring 2013

Thought this strength, weakness, opportunities and threat analysis I saw over at Viva Carlos was insightful and thought provoking, so wanted to post my own here.  Also, I leave for Wellington in 6 days and I’m starting to get stupid excited.  More about that tomorrow. Strengths Simon is a very good minded horse Tim is very supportive My job is stable and income level lets me do more this year My barn is full of friendly, supportive people I have…

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Equestrian Bucket List

Equestrian Bucket List

When I’m faced with a setback of a situation (like my horse getting hurt) or what seems like an impossible goal (losing 50+ lbs), I try to remind myself of my ultimate goals.  Whether you call it a bucket list or dreams or dear lord please let me accomplish at least one of these age forces me to start showing halter horses or minis, I think it’s really good motivation to remind yourself to reach for what seems like the…

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Holiday Wrap Up & January Goals

Holiday Wrap Up & January Goals

I’m not a big New Years person.  I feel like New Years eve is almost always underwhelming… a lot of build up for something that’s very “eh”.  This year though, I had a great time with some friends we’ve made since moving to Austin.  After almost two years living in Massachusetts  I didn’t feel like we made any life long friends… but we definitely have that here.  I’m so thankful for meeting such amazing new people, and taking a moment to…

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