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        12-10-2008, 09:10 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I am a jumper and I would like to try something new so I would like to go the whole summer series of dressage on sam
         
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        12-10-2008, 09:20 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Equuestriaan    
    [...] My long term goal is to own a horse (which could be happening sooner rather than later)!
    How exiting! You'll have to keep us updated when you start looking around
         
        12-11-2008, 07:54 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Short term goal(s): keep Lena in tip top shape during the winter, while hitting the occasional hunter/jumper show. I'd also like to officially break her crazy rushing before jumps. Also, it's more of a "we're doing this no matter what" kind of thing, but technically my goal is to move up to novice eventing in the spring/summer and become a 3' hunter goddess.

    Long term goal(s): CULPEPER IN APRIL, and Training level eventing / 3'6 hunters with Lena in 2010.

    Long long term goal(s): Compete in 4' hunter classes, and prelim eventing. If I go above that level in eventing I'll have to add "marry rich" to the list so that I have enough money for my 100k+ horse. ;]
         
        12-13-2008, 09:14 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    This winter I want to put a lead change on my horse. Then for the 2009 show season, I want to show at a few more shows (bigger shows) and secure a spot on the Zone Top 5 list....number 1 would be good!
         
        12-13-2008, 11:34 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    My goal is to be a better rider for my appy man, to ride english well. Trot and canter in english/ western and make more horse friends.
         
        12-13-2008, 01:02 PM
      #16
    Banned
    There comes a point in your life when all that you wanted to do has been done. My boy is older and so am I so now just riding when my back allows me to and seeing my boy happy and healthy is enough.
         
        12-16-2008, 03:39 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I have so many! First off, stabilize a consistent pace at all the gaits and work on suppleness to the point where Mojo is bending beautifully in all the figures. A nice frame between my hands and legs. Then leg-yield, then jumping little x's and moving up to a small course. Working on his issues with groups of other horses while under saddle (we're just guessing he was at one time severely jostled during his career on the race track) to make trail rides as a group more fun. And lots more! A great thread!
         
        12-16-2008, 09:08 PM
      #18
    Foal
    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
         
        12-16-2008, 11:45 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I'd like to get my horse to respect and trust me. I bought her two months ago and was keeping her at a pasture that was owned by the riding facility I bought her from. I moved her about a month ago to a boarding facility that I really like. The past two weekends we went on a group trail ride. Neither one went very smoothly. So i'd like to develop a trusting relationship with my girl and get her to do what I tell her to do without fighting me.
         
        01-09-2009, 04:04 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I would like to jump something at my barn that is referred to as "the wall". "The wall" looks sorta like it is made of bricks but it is not, and it is pretty high. I'm not sure how high it is but it is higher than I have ever jumped.

    I would also like to build more muscle in my legs by doing the wall-sit for a little while everyday!
         

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