I have a few different types of goals
I have goals that tend to change everytime I go out to the barn. For example, with Kitty when I go out and lunge her I see what type of mood she is in and how well she responds to me at the beginning. I may set my goal with me getting on her at the end of the ride or just getting a controlled trot.
Then, I have goals that I want to do with that horse in a more extended period of time. Once again, using Kitty as an example, this year I'd like to be able to trot her undersaddle. Next year possibly try Intro. In the long term I would like to do First Level with her.
Another type of goal I have is as a rider. I would like to become an effective rider that can ride many disciplines and many different types of horses.
"You know, for as long as I can remember, I've had memories." ~Colin Mochrie