Goals for 2013

17 Jan

I’ve come up with my first cut at goals for the winter season. Keeping in mind that on average I’m only able to ride about 1/week in the winter, I am trying to be realistic and focus on basics that both Corona and I need to rediscover. Also considering the lack of riding time, I’ve added in some theory goals that will allow me to learn through books and videos when I’m not able to get out to the barn.

Theory goals:

Continue study of natural horsemanship through purchase of fundamentals video from Parelli.

Learn theory behind the Parelli 7 games more in-depth so that I can more accurately put them into practice.

Get dressage book to more accurately understand the pyramid of training and then be able to put it into practice.

Groundwork goals:

Lead Corona walk/trot/halt and have him follow at a respectful distance and speed. Will halt at a respectful distance and keep out of my personal space.

Mount/dismount from both sides while standing calmly in a variety of locations

Teaching him a “head down” cue.

Riding goals:

Halt/walk/trot/canter transitions – I want to have consistently willing and relaxed transitions.

Focus on leg position – keep heels down and leg in a secure position.

Be able to maintain forward impulsion throughout riding sessions and keep an even tempo at all times.

Relationship goals:

Increase the trust that Corona has in me as a good leader. I will do this by spending time with him grooming, going for walks, exposing him to various objects and using approach and retreat. Also I will look for other ways to concretely build our relationship of trust.

Just thinking about these things makes me very excited!

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2 Responses to “Goals for 2013”

  1. Judy Whyte February 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    These are great goals and mirror mine so closely! All the non-riding time you spend with your horse pays so many dividends in the saddle. When I couldn’t ride we spent a lot of time free lunging and its amazing how well he does it now. Even when we are in a 100×200 ring he stays in approx a 20 m circle around me. Not sure why as he could “escape” anytime but I”m glad he feels connected enough to me to so. So many of our goals sound simple but these basic exercises are ones that even top riders come back to over and over.
    Brianna
    briannadressage.blogspot.com

  2. Brianna Dunbar Bowling February 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Goodness! I realized that I posted while I was logged in on my riding instructors website. I am not Judy Whyte (although I respect her and think she is an awesome instructor!).
    Brianna
    briannadressage.blogspot.com

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