Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Goal Review 2015

 I set some fairly attainable goals last year, in January. Here is the review and my thoughts.


1. Ride 4 or 5 times a week -- Mostly 



I did this for 3/4 of the year and then my riding got derailed by T's run schedule and life. Then the holidays happened, and Bronco games and more life. Ashke has had a two month lay off which I intend to remedy next week. We have plans for next year and it's going to take 4 to 5 days a week of consistent riding to be able to do them.
 
2. Four Season Riding -- Success!!

 Winter is the only really hard season

This, I think, will always be a thing. We have what we need for riding in any kind of weather and the aptitude to haul out when it's below freezing. Ashke loves riding out in all kinds of weather and seems to do well in all types of conditions. Clipping him early this year has made a huge difference in his sweat factor and seems to make him much more comfortable.

3. Ride 500 trail miles -- So damn close!!

15 miles has become our standard length of ride

I came so close to making this goal. K and I were trying to figure out how to make it happen, but there just was not enough weekends to accomplish it with all of the other things we had planned. I think I am 30 miles short of 500. Still we had some great rides and found some new trails. I can't wait to keep exploring.
 

4. Work on my Working Equitation  -- Success!!!

 Speed round

I practiced. We built obstacles. I did a clinic and a show. Resounding success.

5. Spend more time camping -- Fail


 How we roll

We went a couple of times, but the heater in the pop-up stopped working and that was problematic. Any time there is fail with something that involves gas, I'm hesitant about going forward without having it checked. That is in the works for the first quarter of this year.

Overall, I did okay. I just wish I had 40 more miles. . . . 

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