Today, thousands of people are resolving to lose weight, exercise more, quit a bad habit for good, and manage their finances better. These are all noble goals, but horse people have different resolutions as they look into the new year.
In November, I moved my 24-year-old horse down to college with me, so in 2013 I resolve to ride more, keep Red healthy and spend more time at the barn!
I resolve to get through [my horse’s] ulcer issues and I will get to ride both my horses and be confident that they aren’t in pain!
I am determined to start riding both my mares in elementary dressage. They are both older and not able to jump anymore, and I have always wanted to relearn the correct way to ride.
I definitely want to spend more time ON my horse in 2013! And I hope my little niece gets to spend more time on her pony as well.
[I resolve] to get back in the saddle.
I am planning to start my colt this year, and then show him in the Holiday Classic a year from now.
I plan on doing a repeat of last year: Ride, ride, ride. But this year, I want to learn more about riding gaited horses. I want to gain more knowledge, plus have fun! Also, I am going to participate in a despooking class. Sounds like a great year to me!
Feathers and I are going to learn mounted shooting, and Blondie will celebrate her 31st birthday!
I will be working on my leg aids and doing more groundwork…I may even teach my horse a trick or two!
These last two years have been very hard on our family, health wise, and this year i hope to spend more time riding instead of just feeding.
I want to start this year with a new horse and really advance my riding.
I want to build my horse’s confidence, teach him some tricks, and jump this year! He turned 17 today, the old fatty.
gives me ideas I guess mine would be to ride more
My goal for 2013 is to Adopt my first Mustang (and it will be my first horse, too!) and compete in the up coming Mustang Million event and win big! I can hardly wait till May! And my other goal is to be a better rider and ride MORE!!!
My personal goal is to finish training my OTTB’s to be exactly where they need to be in training, regardless of time and temperature…starting in spring!
I’m so anxious to ride again!!! Last May I had to have major back surgery. Not due to riding or a horse accident. I’ve had problems for years, but come this next May I will be able to ride again. It’s 5 months away, I look at it as 5 months on the down side I passed the 1/2 year mark. I’m hoping time will fly.
Happy New Year!
I didn’t have an NYR but I’m hoping to get my horse in shape for some barrels this spring! 🙂