|Tack store haul! I also got a new saddle pad and cookies!|
Write a product review post or two. Product reviews are the kind of post I will read 100% of the time I see them on my blogger dashboard, but I have yet to write one. This one was a failure. I attempted to write a review of leather care products and was starting to assemble the pieces and then pre-spring break crazy schedule and spring break happened.
Think about a bitless bridle option. Since my horse needs her teeth done every 6 months at this point, it might be nice to have an alternative when her mouth hurts. I do own a bitless bridle, but I don't love it and I'm considering a different type of bridle. At no point did I even think about this at all. There were too many other things on both the horsey horizon and the personal one.
Get better at leg protection. I will divide this one into two parts
a) use the brushing boots and/or open front boots I own much more often
b) polos! I have one set and I am honestly pitiful at wrapping them Truth be told, I didn't do this, but in hindsight the last three months were not a good time for this goal, as we're lucky to be able to do a good flatwork session most days, so it doesn't seem that necessary to do boots. This one will probably be back in the summer.
|And because I love sharing him, here's my cat, continuing to be deluded into thinking he's a person.|
Goals for the Second Quarter (April-June)
Survive the next month and a half. There are huge time commitments coming up on the personal horizon. May especially will be no doubt roaring along at 1000 miles an hour, and I think it's only fair to myself to acknowledge that fact and try to do my best.
See to it the horse is fed. I think I've mentioned here before that Jazz is prone to bouts of diarrhea that can cause a sore, rubbed bum. I had the vet out on her last episode, and one of the new management protocols we're trying out is more regular doses of her probiotic. At very least every 2-3 days she needs to be fed a dose of it, and luckily C will be able to help on some of the aforementioned crazy weeks.
Get the horse photo ready. Some important photos are being taken with the horse very late May. Make the necessary arrangements (trailer loading practise, thorough grooming the days leading up to photos, cleaning tack, etc.)
|Casey is always photo ready.|
Try to get pony exercised. I'm actually taking May off of lessons since I physically do not have the time. I have someone in mind who I want to ask if they'd be willing, so if possible, she'll be getting a little training and exercise.
June: Advance. Make some progress with riding. More work in non-lesson rides, less messing around. Get some momentum going heading into our busier riding time in the summer.
Edit: Keep it positive. It's come to my recent attention that I am often not good enough at talking up my pony successes with my real life horsey friends, and I tend to overemphasize our difficulties. Work on that.