I'm loving all the 2016 goals posts! Lots of exciting stuff in blogland will be happening in 2016 :)
I didn't make any goals for 2015. Apollo wasn't sound and neither of my young horses were broke. Now I have two broke horses and one soon to be broke horse. Holy crap! Bring on 2016!
I've been following Ingrid Klimke on facebook and she's been a huge source of inspiration for me. Her horses always look like they're having fun! She shares a lot of pictures of doing different things with her horses (trail riding, swimming etc). Her posts have sparked a few of my 2016 goals. So I made a cheesy little vision board from a few of her facebook pics.
Also have to give credit to Jon Acuff for the book cover quote in the middle! I own the book so I think he'd be okay with it :)
Horse Goals for 2016
Take a horse swimming! This will probably be Mystic as I know a few of the girls at her current barn go to a swimming spot in the summer, so hopefully they'll let me tag along.
Ride with no tack (only a neck rope)! This is slated for Apollo, who's the most trained of the bunch.
Compete in as many starter level events as possible. At this point I'm planning to take Mystic, I'll play it by ear with Apollo.
Compete in a dressage schooling show. I'm waiting for a few dates and then I'll be adding our planned show dates to the blog side bar.
Compete in a competitive trail event. Again - hope to share dates shortly!
Find a better situation for Henry. I'm not sure exactly what this goal will look like. As mentioned yesterday he will be going to training shortly. From there we will take it day by day. Coach D may ride him, I may list him for sale or perhaps somehow I will magically find an extra day in my schedule.
Kate's Goals for 2016
Run a 10k race I'm slated to run a 10k for St. Patrick's Day!
Achieve magical weight I would really like to fit into my smaller breeches... with running and three horses to ride - it's happening this year!
Read more I love reading and I haven't been doing much lately. I'm planning to re-introduce reading at bed time (instead of being a tv watching couch lump before bed).
Walk dogs more Since Molly comes to the barn a fair bit she likely doesn't need a lot more exercise. But my other dog Toby doesn't get nearly as much exercise as he should. My husband and I have decided to make it part of our daily routine to walk both dogs together.
Be more patient Sigh. This is my biggest struggle. I am the least patient human alive. Being patient makes a huge difference to my relationships with my husband, friends, and animals. I will be working on this big time in 2016!
Focus on self-care With all my other goals it's important to make sure that I eat properly, sleep well and take care of myself.