2014 Goals Review | 2015 Goals
Guys. Last year flew by. In a lot of ways, I'm happy it's behind us. Last year was full of slogging through difficult training, terrible accidents, and hard personal moments. Let's just finish up the goals and move on, huh?
2015 Goals for Guinness
- Keep Guinness sound and happy, keeping his feet and arthritis managed well.
- Pretty well managed. Guinness had one of his soundest years ever, until this fall when the warm/wet fall and early winter caused his arthritis to flair up in a big way. Also, the trailer accident has left some lingering swelling issues and soreness we are still working out.
- Barring one abscess, Guinness had great feet all year.
- Finish my 1st Level scores for my Bronze Medal.
- Yes, and no. I did get another 60+% score, but unfortunately from the same judge. Still one more 1st level score to achieve.
- Successfully show Second Level, with an average above 62% in both schooling and recognized shows.
- Uh. Not quite. I did get a single 60% at a USDF show in May, but overall I didn't show enough to get the scores. In all, our training wasn't where it needed to be this year to get the scores. We could reasonably expect to get those scores at a show right now, but unfortunately in Indiana, those shows don't exist until April.
- [Stretch] Get my Bronze Medal scores at Second Level
- Not achieved. One score towards Bronze in the works. I'm okay with that.
- [Stretch] Show at the Kentucky Horse Park
- Big no on this one. Funds weren't there, nor was the time.
|Guinness showing my feelings toward 2014.|
- Fully rehab Guinness from the trailer accident
- Show at 2 USDF recognized shows before moving in June.
- Finish up those damn 1st scores for the Bronze.
- Finish up 2nd scores for Bronze.
- Teach Guinness, King of the Auto-Change, the dressage changes.
- Train Pig successfully to accept the double bridle, and fully prepare his bridle.
- Successfully move Guinness to a new state, and settle him in.
- Be competitive at IDS year end awards at 2nd level.
- Buy a new horse trailer?
- Rock out my upcoming graduate history/art history classes.
- Put together an awesome application for grad school.
- Decide on grad school programs, and apply the crap out of them.
- Don't lose my mind.
- Successfully negotiate a move, and get settled in.
- Remember to take days off, and not stress over them.
- Keep running. Be able to successfully run 5-6 miles at any point. Run 13.1 miles in a respectable time.
- Less TV, and more books. Read one book a month, just for fun.
- Improve my overall fitness and flexibility together. Do as much yoga as working out.