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Ok, so, for most people it is off season(THANK GOD!) and are going into hibernation! Lol! So what are your plans and what are you hopping to achive this winter?

For me it is-
  • Get Blue back in competition condition and get her jumping again. I want to take her to some jumper shows in the spring and see how she likes it.
  • Get and break in a new jumping saddle.
  • Keep Geof in good condition, and work on his topline.
  • Try Jim Wafford's advice on getting a horse in shape for a Classic. I'm not doing one, but I would like to improve Geof's condition!
  • Get Geof to work off my leg better.
  • Get solid in my lower leg over jumps.
  • Jump a sweedish oxer!
  • Get Airess to stand in the Cross Ties and get her to accept tack(more long term.)
  • Improve my dressage! In every aspect!
  • Work Blue more with the Parelli.
  • Become a better horsewomen all around!
So share!
 

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Demi
  • Get her back in summer shape
  • Get lessons on her with another trainer and my current trainer
  • get her to stop flipping out when she jumps
  • go to some baby hunter shows and see how she does
Uma
  • Do more hacks... A LOT of hacks
  • get her jumping again, when the ground isn't frozen solid (no indoor, just grass)
  • actively look for a new home for her. I'm going to college and we just don't get along.
Ginisee
  • Ride her more than once a month. haha.
  • Get her rainrot completely gone
 

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^1 part Original listeren 2 parts water. Sponge it on once a day.
 

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scout =
have fun on him & keep him happy

gypsy=
work on her canter/trot transitions
get her jumping xrails
work on doing dressage tests
work on her loose work =]
maybe take her to a small show or two

spritzer=
get his canter better, especially his left lead !
get him more fit & jumping more regularly
get him out to a hunter show

pony=
get her healthy [she has a cold]
start riding her !
help her relax

Kid=
get him to the barn before march
get him to stop bucking
teach him to jump
give him more miles in general
get him sold by next winter
 

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-improve my lower leg
-improve Ben's jump
-Work towards Children's hunter
-Get Ben to realize he's not a stud
-^get Ben to stop getting himself kicked!
 

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scout =
have fun on him & keep him happy

gypsy=
work on her canter/trot transitions
get her jumping xrails
work on doing dressage tests
work on her loose work =]
maybe take her to a small show or two

spritzer=
get his canter better, especially his left lead !
get him more fit & jumping more regularly
get him out to a hunter show

pony=
get her healthy [she has a cold]
start riding her !
help her relax

Kid=
get him to the barn before march
get him to stop bucking
teach him to jump
give him more miles in general
get him sold by next winter
how could i forget the biggest one ? work on my position ! that is always a given though i guess
 

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For myself get healthy and figure out what's causing me to faint. Once that's sorted I want to get Hula Girl started under saddle, Cougar's transitions smoother and Greylite kept in decent shape so she doesn't get so stiff.
 

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-get a horse :)
-perfect my jumping position

thats pretty much it. im stuck with lessons once a week until spring. but maybe i will have a special christmas... :D
 

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Cougur- have you been tested for Anemia? My has it and when she doesn't eat she gets dizzy.
 

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I ride western but I thought I would post... (these are also fore next year)
1. *School flying lead changes
2. Get a new saddle
3. Go to a higher end show
4. Try some halter
 

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finally remembered my password lol...

Carlos

-Gymnastic Boot Camp to improve the front end and patience
-Polish Counter Canter and Counter Change
-Soft, Softer, Softest
-Clinic with Susie, Lauren, George and anyone else who comes my way

Me

-Relax
-Stop ducking (I've gotten so much better in just a couple months)
-Become more worthy

Shows
- Qualify for 5 Medal Finals and hopefully win them.
- Do well at all 14 planned shows.
 

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My pony is pretty amazing. She is the most well trained pony! And the good thing is that she's not too well trained for she always likes to test me.

What I need to work on is:

Gaining my confidence back. I fell off a month ago and have lost my confidence. I still am afraid of that jump. I've jumped the jump but at a lower height. It used to be 2'6" but now it's 2'. My goal is to be able to jump that jump at the same height without being afraid.

Also, my other goal is to make it into the corners. My pony is bad with her leg and I don't have the strongest leg. She likes to cut in and I have been working on it forever, but I still need to master it. I'm hoping by the spring that she will learn to go into the corners. She's a pretty quick learner thankfully :lol:
 

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-ride
-go to some schooling shows
-teach rena some jumping
-HAVE SOME FUN!! lol
 

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find a more experienced barn where i can progress a lot faster and learn a lot more!!! also buy a certain horse, but that's my every day wish :)
 

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1)Figure out my new horse and what he responds to, i.e.: steering is a major issue for he likes to veer off in random directions off the line of travel for no reason.
2)Get new saddle and fitting and break in as I know this will help my leg position
3)Get back to the level I was riding at before my last fall and before I got my new horse. It is like starting over with a new horse.
4) Some time next year I want to enter my first show with my new horse together and hopefully get our act together by then.
5) I'm going to a Parelli's level I training 3 hr private session with my new horse an hopefully learn and strengthen my horsemanship with him. I'm so excited!
6) Ride more than twice a week somehow with this winter weather.
 

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This winter I will be taking lots of dressage lessons and maybe get myself started over finces since it has been many many years since I have jumped.
I have already had 2 lessons this week and they were really awesome! My dressage instructor says I must ride in my sleep....lol because every time I ride she see's extreem improvements

I sent my Mare out for training and cannot wait for her to come back. I was thinking that I might want to try some schooling shows in the sprin if she is ready. If she is not I will be looking for someone who has a horse I can possibly show a few times....
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