Saturday, November 1, 2014

october review + november goals

Ok. So let's try this whole goal-setting exercise again. I was a little more on top of my game this month, and it resulted in getting more things done. Or at least, the things that were in my control.

October Evaluation:

1. More no-stirrups work (no balancing on hands please!!!) and at least 2 bareback rides AND: Two Pointober


-We did the two bareback rides (complete with photographic proof), and some two point, tho not nearly as much as I expected. Ya know, that road being paved with good intentions and whatnot.... Not so much no-stirrups stuff either. 


But I did place 2nd in a flat class that called for 2point and no stirrups posting, so that's gotta count for something, right? No?? Well, ok. Fine. Goal unmet. 


yea this goal is unmet until i can keep that right leg stretching *down*.... ugh


2. At least 1, ideally 2 dressage lessons. 3 jump lessons at OF and 1 lesson with D.

-Couldn't connect with dressage trainer MP. I really like her, but we have conflicting schedules so I might need to look elsewhere. Perhaps the new trainer C can fill this void? In any case, we did 2 jump lessons at OF, one with C, and one with Dan... Close enough.


3. Bio-mechanics lesson with particular focus on Izzy's right hind and my ineffective leg aids

-Check and check: must work on lateral balance


4. Chiro appointment to investigate some of my concerns re: Isabel's hind end

-Yep, see above.



5. Gymnastics! with a BOUNCE!! (perhaps can be requested during a jump lesson?

-We definitely had some fun with this, and want to do moar :)


6. Investigate possibility of local jumpers or dressage shows. Want more miles!


-We did even better than I expected: a fun schooling show and another full horse trial :)

isabel could run away from water all day long


7. Make a decision re: ST

-Still haven't decided. I guess I'm kinda cruising in limbo. Not getting back on the schedule until I *want* to, and if that doesn't happen, that's ok.


November Goals:

1. No-stirrups November? More 2point? Anything to get that right leg uncurled?

2. Aim for 5 lessons (there *are* five weekends, after all), 4 is ok

3. Moar grids plz!

4. Improve lateral suppleness. For real.

5. Any last events before the winter sets in?? Hunter trials Nov 2?


10 comments:

  1. Good job, you met almost all the October goals :-)

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    1. thanks! progress slow and steady :)

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  2. Yay for goals met! I'm with you on no stirrup November :)

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    1. yay indeed! i'm gonna try and stay strong for november - esp since i won't have the excuse of needing to focus on show prep lol

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  3. Love your goals and the fact you did so well meeting your October goals. Yay you *clap*
    I cannot believe how far behind i have fallen on your blog, I feel terrible as you are such a loyal reader of mine...must backtrack starting now!

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    1. aww thanks! i was pretty far behind a few weeks ago and suddenly had something like 300+ unread horsey posts... so i know the feeling!

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  4. Way to go!! Lots of accomplishments!

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  5. Maybe add some stretching for those worked out legs!

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    1. yea i really should... i'm so bad about doing that kind of stuff tho!! lol but i probs won't see the results i want without putting in the work...

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