I knew going into the year that I was unlikely to accomplish many of my goals due to life changes. I tried to balance that by making some vague and open-ended sorts of goals, but I didn’t accomplish many of those either.
✓ Have a successful training period with Laura
X I’d like to try to lesson with Laura at least once a month during Nilla’s training
X Compete at BN (schooling shows only)
✓ Find a dressage saddle that actually fits Nilla
Nilla’s training went really well. I didn’t quite manage to get out there every month due to rain ruining things, but I did manage a few lessons with Laura. We were on track to compete at BN before Nilla’s injury.
X Stay sane and not be ruined by me or anyone else riding him
X Improve fitness enough to do an endurance ride
✓ Do some schooling shows to continue his exposure
Other Equestrian Goals
X Go horse camping as much as possible
✓ Meet more fellow bloggers
✓ Do more clinics or find a jumping/ XC trainer to work with
✓ Go to more new places (campgrounds, shows, parks)
✓ Continue to expand horizons and try something new (maybe WE or mounted archery)
X Have happy, healthy horses
Non Equestrian Goals
X Lose weight. I accomplished a little last year, but still need to do more.
✓/X Find a new job.
X If I’m really lucky, find a new home.
Totally didn’t accomplish any of these things. I did get a job, but it’s a job I had years ago so that’s like a 1/2 ✓ mark. 2018 was always the real plan for moving; it was a stretch goal to get out of California early.
Despite not accomplishing all of the original goals, we had a pretty fantastic year. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings.