2020 Goals

I'm going to try some targeted goals for 2020, as an experiment to see if I can check off a few things.  All goals are subject to change, depending on what life throws at me...  ;-)

Edited 04/13 - well, 2020 has already had me pivoting and being flexible while still trying to accomplish a few things!

  • earn Fred's ROM (AQHA register of merit - each time a horse hits 10 points in a discipline/level, you get a certificate) in halter - we need 1.5 points in open and I think 3.5 points in amateur 
  • show at a different venue/different club (I've shown at the same 2 places for 98% of past shows)
  • ride again - not sure what form this will take - riding a friend's horse, Fred, lessons, etc.
  • attend a clinic of some sort
  • find a mare for my friend to ride and maybe breed (added Q1)
  • work as weather permits in winter, then 3-5 times during the spring to get ready for shows
  • continue under saddle work
  • work on showmanship and in hand trail - maybe show at a schooling show?
  • find a bridle that fits his big head
  • get him more used to the bit and/or try a hackamore
  • stay healthy! - Q1 - check!
Lucy (my friend's mare)
  • get her confirmed in foal - Check! 45 day u/s done on 04/01 and all good!
  • read 45 books
  • back up and organize photos (my computer is dying, so this is urgent!)
  • volunteer somewhere horse-y 
  • save $$ for foal hopefully coming in 2021
  • exercise program of some sort 
  • stick to a budget 
  • read/listen to some horse training material - podcasts, youtube, books etc
  • continue to declutter and sell unused tack. 
  • attend QH Congress (as a spectator) in October (I've missed the past 2 years!)
  • use up products that are already in the house/barn (added Q2)

  • complete some minor house renos/décor updates
  • stay on top of yard/flowerbeds/fenceline
  • keep barn tidy
    • clean and organize my hay storage area
    • fix and bury fence ground wires - DONE!
    • check pasture fence and come up with a plan to have fence fixed by mid-May
    • source some 2nd cut hay
    • clean and organize tack
    • try and figure out a bridle/hackamore option that fits Fred
    • repaint jump poles (note: not sure I can get any paint, so this might have to wait)
    • clean and put away winter blankets
    • put away the trough heater and extension cord
    • clean the tack room 
    • daydream about tack room renos/updates
    • clean cobwebs/windows/shelves
  • look into and start a plan/budget for some barn renos - eavestrough, upgrade lighting/wiring and maybe refinish the tack room

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