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Last New Years I set some equine related goals. I cringe a little as I look back at that post where I wrote:
- With Misty, I would like to attend a horsemanship clinic and a trail riding clinic. And of course, do more riding and get out on more trails.
- With Marley, I would like to be able to drive him around the neighborhood by myself and attend some driving clinics and/or pleasure drives with other driving enthusiasts.
Goal 2 Result: Well, you know part of that story and Marley is in a new home. I'm sad about that, but it was best for both of us.
While goals are great tools for helping us achieve our dreams, they needn't be set in stone. Goals should be reasonable and they need to be periodically evaluated and adjusted.
W.C. Fields said:
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.I didn't meet my goals with Marley. I'm disappointed about that, but it actually helped me achieve my goals with Misty. Marley made me re-evaluate my circumstances and see that I needed to simplify. I decided not to purchase another horse. Instead I am focusing on Misty's saddle training while providing a foster home for a companion horse.
There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
I don't have any specific equine goals for 2011 in mind right now. I have more of a mission statement:
To enjoy my horse and keep improving my horsemanship skills by taking riding lessons and attending clinics and trail rides whenever I can.
I wish all of you and your horses a happy, productive, healthy, and safe New Year.