Well for next year I'd like to be winning classes. XD
Ever since I've gotten Gizmo I had a game-plan of where I would be each year placing-wise. First year - nada. Second year (this past one -2008) low placings, and hopefully things will continue on track as they have and next year - 2009 I'll be winnin' 'em and placing high.
More specifically, I want Gizmo to be able to go around at a consistent, slow pace at the jog/lope nice and collected on a loose rein for the whole class. He can hold it for a little while now but needs to be able to keep it together a little bit longer.
I also want to get him (and myself) completely over his/our fear of horses coming at us, cutting in front of us, etc. He gets nervous, then I get nervous, and... yeah. Not fun. Generally happens in warm-up pen since everybody's going every which way. ;)
And, I need to work on posting without stirrups/posting bareback. I simply fail at both lmao
Last thing is keeping my leg back and inside leg completely off. Looks like I'm in for some more one-stirrup riding. XD