New Year, New Show Season

Winter for me is always the horse show off season.  It’s the time to set new riding goals for the upcoming show season, evaluate areas you need to work on and improve, and reflect on the previous season.  This past show season I was able to achieve a dream of mine by obtaining the USDF bronze medal.  That was the result of countless hours of hard work, riding, reading, studying, and watching videos.  I was constantly looking for ways to glean nuggets of info that might help me in my journey.  One of my favorites was watching videos with Janet Foy.  If you would be interested in me writing a post about my journey to bronze, please drop me a comment below or on social media!

I would also love to know what you do in the show off season and what are your riding goals for the year?  There are no small goals and no too big goals.  Anything can be achieved with hard work and dedication.  Comment below and let me know what you’re working on.  I am working to improve our half passes, flying changes, self-carriage, and collection while working to add in pirouettes.  It’s definitely not easy!  Always remember to enjoy the journey (even the frustrating moments!) because it makes the successful part that much sweeter.

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1 comment for “New Year, New Show Season

  1. March 4, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    I’m not riding now, but horses had a huge impact on my life. My dad taught me to ride after doctors said I’d never walk. He would’t accept that and we had the best time proving the doctor wrong. It was a difficult journey, but we prevailed. I wouldn’t want to change anything. My experiences led me to write an award-winning children’s book.
    I think everyone should set goals and work hard to meet them.

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