2015 goals

Summer Goals

I didn’t make 2015 goals this past January, like I have for previous years. Too cold. Too tired. Too discouraged.

I’ve held off from making them throughout the spring, because I didn’t know what the situation was with Tristan’s foot.

I’m going to go out on a limb now and set a few summer 2015 goals.

1) Get back in shape. Both of us, for the love of little green apples. Able to once again actually ride instead of putter around. Ideally ready for a full lesson by August.

2) Be ready to show in the fall. There’s a small on-farm schooling show every September. I’d like to see if I can enter us in a Training test or two.

3) Volunteer more. I’ve teared up reading all the tribute posts to Seema Sonnad. What a rare soul. I love volunteering – just look through the tag here and you’ll see a million posts – and I want to make a commitment to do as much as I can this summer. I’ve already got one show on my schedule in August, but I’ll look for something I can do in July. I missed my favorite spring event at King Oak due to moving and being otherwise insane, but I can do better.

2015 goals

New Year’s Resolutions: Horse-Related

1. Keep him happy and healthy

My goal before and above all else. Here’s hoping 2015 proves more stable in this area than 2014!

2. Go farm shopping!

Exciting! And also terrifying. And also we might not buy anything. But I’ll be throwing myself into this wholeheartedly, learning an awful lot about flood plains and zoning and so many other things.

3. Haul out 3-5x

Probably just to Groton State Forest, which really was a terrific place to ride, but I need to get using that trailer.

4. Take lessons

Realistically, I don’t know how many of these I’ll be able to do, but I need to get back into a program, if only to have goals to work toward.

5. Purge stuff

Or at the very least organize. Ugh. I know this was on 2014 too, and I actually did make progress – but I need to do way more.