Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Goals

I'm a little late to jump on this track. I've had these ideas on my mind for awhile and just never found the time to write them all down and make a post about it.

Last year was entirely spent mentally figuring my self and my life out. It is when I came to the conclusion that I want to really try and pursue my equestrian dreams. I have had them suppressed for so many years, and it is time I take control of my own life. I have no one to hold accountable but me, and no one to blame my own happiness on than me. So here are my goals and aspirations:


Figure out Riesling's future- Will the pentosan injections keep him sound? Will we be able to ride first level tests?

Get my first level scores- Ideally this will be on Riesling, but also I have two backups. Even if I don't get above 60%, just going to the USDF shows and showing first level will be the accomplishment.

Do some schooling jump shows - Unfortunately this is more of a stretch goal. I have a ton of opportunities, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make this a priority. I really want to get back into jumping though.

Ride at C's and J's three times a week - my poor gas tank hurts writing this one. Ideally I'd like to ride at each place 3 days a week, but if it just adds up to 3 days together that will be fine too. Just want to get all the riding in I can.

Ride Ries 4 days a week- In summer this basically means getting up when its still dark outside to ride before work. I am far from a morning person, but I need to utilize all my time if I want to make my dreams come true.


Get fit- I used to be moderately fit. I need to get back to that point in order to be a successful rider.

Eat healthier- This is imperative to a healthy mind, body, and soul

Be more organized in life- I hoard like nobody's business so this includes purging. Also includes being more organized with my time and working hard to better myself.

Excel in school - I can't let my horse education get in the way of my business degree.

Save $$ - I need to have a reasonable savings account piled up. It is time to start my life and being broke won't help.

Buy horse trailer- Now that I have the truck, the next item I need to further my equestrian ambitions is a horse trailer. I have an entire year to do this. The sooner the better but it is time to make this happen.


  1. Big goals here! Best of luck, and I look forward to reading about the adventures.

  2. I have that "save money" as a personal lifelong goal as well. I can be tough with horses, but worth it to try.

    1. Maybe if we rub enough dollar bills together it will somehow work out?

      Good goals though. I hate getting up before the sun, even for riding. Sleep is a HUGE priority for me.

  3. These are excellent goals! This year, I'm breaking mine down into smaller ones along the way. Might try it!

  4. Those are great goals- ambitious but concrete too.

  5. Big goals, don't let them scare you and work hard!

  6. You know what they say, shoot for the moon and you'll land among the stars! Great goals :D