Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Goals-Quarterly Edition

Right now, I'm going to set Quarterly Goals, instead of Yearly Goals.  Since I'm not 100% sure McKenna will be the jumper I want and Buddy's longevity with me is up in the air, I don't want to commit to year long goals.  We'll reevaluate after March and go from there.


Work back to the 2'9"-3' and maybe show at that height.

  • There's only 1 jumper show on the calendar so far in February but I'm hoping to make it.
Work on his manners.
  • His lease girls have let him get away with a lot, (yanking the reins out of your hands, being pushier when he doesn't want to do something, not standing still after you get on) and manners like that are unacceptable.  I'm going to have to get after the girls too.


Work her (lunge or ride) at least 5 days/week.
  • She's so high energy that she needs to get out more than I'm currently working her.
Refine our canter transitions and develop a balanced canter.
  • I know the balanced canter part will take longer than 3 months, but we got to start somewhere
Continue working over little jumps and cavaletti.  Free jump her again with more height/spread to see how she does.

Phoenix (the only one with early goals):
Keep him as sound as possible and to continue to pack Anna around.