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post #2691 of 2713 Old 12-02-2017, 04:34 PM
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I'm ending my fourth fall semester at university and I haven't set up any type of goal list yet. It's kind of hard to think of at the moment. My degree might not lead me to a career, but it's a degree, so it can lead to some jobs. I just don't know what to do yet as far as that goes.
In the meantime, I'm loving and taking care of the stable horses at the barn. Christmas shopping is done, and I'm anxious about the new year. This year has been a lot of ups and very deep downs.

cantering on, into the familiar and unknown
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post #2692 of 2713 Old 12-02-2017, 10:03 PM
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@Finalcanter its definitely hard when you end university, I am in the stage where I have finished uni and now have to make decisions. Be excited for the new year! New beginnings and possibilities!
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post #2693 of 2713 Old 12-02-2017, 10:14 PM
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I haven't posted in here in a while! Welcome to any new 20-somethings! :)

As for goals for the new year, my main one is to try and get lessons once a month. I feel like that will be a good start, and probably doable as long as I budget - we're also saving for a wedding in addition to normal expenses, so regular lessons may have to wait until later. I also want to try and complete a full show season with Nav. Though money is an issue for that too! :P Yay adult life.

I guess a good general goal would just be to ride more and always focus on improving something, even if it's just something small. :)
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post #2694 of 2713 Old 12-03-2017, 01:35 AM
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Posting my goals as the new year draws closer. :)

I guess my first goal is to get to know Jet more, and focus on having fun with him, and working out a plan to slowly ease him into the show season. Nothing big, just small hunter flat and dressage shows. Another general equestrian goal is improving the way my lower leg sits, and the way my body is position. Lately, I have gotten into the bad habit of hunching forward when I am nervous, which I want to try to nip that in the bud before it gets worse.

Another goal I have is to get my husband living in the States with me! We are planning on applying for his green card in the spring. There's a lot of things I need to gather, such as photos, call logs, written statements, etc. I am sure him moving from England to the States is going to be a big change for him.
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post #2695 of 2713 Old 12-03-2017, 04:29 PM
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Big goals for the new year:

-Canter my greenie
-Switch from the western saddle to my dressage saddle with said greenie.

Equestrian wife with a horsey husband.
Owner of a wonderful APHA gelding.
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post #2696 of 2713 Old 12-04-2017, 01:24 PM
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I want to have some riding goals this new year as well. I plan already on getting lessons once a week so:

-Maybe try and squeeze in two lessons a week (this may mean joining club again)
-Working on my canter transitions, getting them to be smoother
-becoming more balanced and focused in the canter and over jumps.
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post #2697 of 2713 Old 12-04-2017, 01:44 PM
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@Finalcanter aw, I'm sure you enjoy taking care of them! That's always fun & rewarding.
I also hope 2018 is all happiness. This year was definitely not easy, but it's almost over!

It's good to have riding goals! I definitely need to take a lesson or 2 in a few months. I could use one, I ride by myself a lot so I don't always critique myself like someone else can.

Ah, Monday...the weekend went by too fast!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #2698 of 2713 Old 12-04-2017, 04:46 PM
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Hi! I'm new! At least to this thread. I've been lurking around for awhile and posting here and there.

I'm a 28 year old Income Tax Manager/CPA in Minnesota. I started taking riding lessons when I was 10 years old after I had read about every horse book in the library and begged and begged my parents. My mom and dad let me take a lesson every other week and sent me to horse camp in the summer. We found a great lady who lived 20 minutes away who had 20-ish Morgans in her back yard. I loved those horses and dreamed about having my own someday. I rode for 5 or so years and then jobs and school got in the way. I didn't ride again except for a trail ride here and there on vacation.

I met my husband when I was living in Minneapolis. I had 2 dogs and loved spending time outside and he was from a small town 2 hours west (but living in the big city too) and loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors. We made it one year in town before we decided that life wasn't for us so we packed up and moved to the town near his parents hoping to someday save up and buy land so I could have my horse. We bought a house in town and a year later found our dream property and since May have been the proud owners of 7 acres with 2 barns and a complete horse set up (outdoor arena included!).

A bunch of horses, a broken collar bone (and 2 surgeries) and a lot of fun later we have:

APHA Mare Stitch-Husband's heart horse. 5 years old and fearless. She will do anything and everything! He's taken her to cattle sorting practice, trail obstacle courses, and miles and miles of trails. She is a fiery red headed mare!

AQHA Gelding Paco (Designed in a Cinch)- my 7 year old palomino 16.2 hand snuggle bug. He's a total sweetheart and has been perfect for me getting back on after breaking my collar bone.

Arabian Chico (Lad's Switchblade)- Sweetest bay 16 year old Arabian in the world. We bought him as a confidence booster for us after getting tossed a few too many times and he is the perfect beginner friendly horse for our friends and family to ride.

Grade Missouri Fox Trotter Daisy- Newest addition and my heart horse. She's only 3 but I swear she can read my mind. She's the most level headed 3 year old I've ever met and a joy to ride.

8 Month Old Boys bay Hector (AQHA What the Hector) and sable champagne Rico (AQHA Pending Hay Que Rico)- Our adorable little baby boys!
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post #2699 of 2713 Old 12-04-2017, 07:31 PM
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Hi! I'm new! At least to this thread. I've been lurking around for awhile and posting here and there.

I'm a 28 year old Income Tax Manager/CPA in Minnesota. I started taking riding lessons when I was 10 years old after I had read about every horse book in the library and begged and begged my parents. My mom and dad let me take a lesson every other week and sent me to horse camp in the summer. We found a great lady who lived 20 minutes away who had 20-ish Morgans in her back yard. I loved those horses and dreamed about having my own someday. I rode for 5 or so years and then jobs and school got in the way. I didn't ride again except for a trail ride here and there on vacation.

I met my husband when I was living in Minneapolis. I had 2 dogs and loved spending time outside and he was from a small town 2 hours west (but living in the big city too) and loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors. We made it one year in town before we decided that life wasn't for us so we packed up and moved to the town near his parents hoping to someday save up and buy land so I could have my horse. We bought a house in town and a year later found our dream property and since May have been the proud owners of 7 acres with 2 barns and a complete horse set up (outdoor arena included!).

A bunch of horses, a broken collar bone (and 2 surgeries) and a lot of fun later we have:

APHA Mare Stitch-Husband's heart horse. 5 years old and fearless. She will do anything and everything! He's taken her to cattle sorting practice, trail obstacle courses, and miles and miles of trails. She is a fiery red headed mare!

AQHA Gelding Paco (Designed in a Cinch)- my 7 year old palomino 16.2 hand snuggle bug. He's a total sweetheart and has been perfect for me getting back on after breaking my collar bone.

Arabian Chico (Lad's Switchblade)- Sweetest bay 16 year old Arabian in the world. We bought him as a confidence booster for us after getting tossed a few too many times and he is the perfect beginner friendly horse for our friends and family to ride.

Grade Missouri Fox Trotter Daisy- Newest addition and my heart horse. She's only 3 but I swear she can read my mind. She's the most level headed 3 year old I've ever met and a joy to ride.

8 Month Old Boys bay Hector (AQHA What the Hector) and sable champagne Rico (AQHA Pending Hay Que Rico)- Our adorable little baby boys!
Aw welcome! What a beautiful family/story you will have to show us pictures of your horses!
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post #2700 of 2713 Old 12-05-2017, 12:04 PM
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I suppose I can do that!

First picture is Miss Daisy (I know her rein is hanging really low and she could get a foot stuck but I didn't realize that when I was taking the picture and I was right there so she was fine)

Second is Paco, or as my husband calls him, my boyfriend

Finally we have my husband and I. I'm on his mare Stitch and he's on Chico our Arabian.

Eeks sorry they're all sideways and upside down!
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