In 5 years, I want my mare to be even more solid in everything I have retrained her to do; which means to be even more solid on the trails (which she is already pretty impeccable there). I want her to get better at leg cues, and become more relaxed in everything I do with her. I hope to do some light showing with her, but nothing super competitive, as it's just not my thing...I prefer those local, down to earth shows...the big scene is just that...too big, and too much money for my pocket book! Haha.
She has already come a long ways in the year I have owned her...she was really flighty, and inconfident, and couldn't be ridden at all; so I'd say we are already well on the way to that 5 yr goal...more likely it won't even take 5 yrs to accomplish those things.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."