I feel like it’s time for a plan. So here it is!
These are my 5 aims for Dustry and myself over the next 6(ish) months…
1/ Break that illusive 70% score barrier in an affiliated BD Prelim test
(68.6% our best score to date! argh so close!)
2/ Begin work on medium paces, improve transitions and accuracy so that we can attempt our first Novice level dressage test
(either affiliated or unaffiliated, not fussy for the first few)
3/ Get Dustry confident and competent in his job when show jumping around 90cms – 1m
(build on his training so far with more frequent jumping sessions, because I am rusty and he is green!)
4/ Make our BS debut at British Novice by the end of 6 months, aiming for double clears not speed!
(eeeke unknown territory as I’ve never competed at BS!)
5/ Add to his limited xc schooling education once the show jumping is solid with drops/steps, combinations, skinnies, ditches etc
(the fun bit!)
All of these aims I hope will help set us up nicely to (finally! )embark on his eventing career in 2014. I have written them roughly in order of how I feel they will be achieved, as always saving the best till last, what a great incentive to get numbers 1-4 ticked off 😉
So those are my aims, writing them down is the easy bit, achieving them?….well we’ll just have to wait and see how that pans out…..
What are your short/long terms aims with your horse? pony? yak? camel? donkey?