HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody. I really hope you all had a great holiday season and managed to spend time doing the things you love. For me that was spending time with family, but also with the horses.
I have been blogging and vlogging for 3 months now, if you haven't seen my vlog channel on You Tube then check it out Horse Life and Love. It took me quite a while to pluck up the courage as I had been thinking about it for nearly 3 years and had always wanted to share my passion for everything equine. I have been lucky enough to have my own pony and then horse to ride for quite a few years and have also looked after them every day for most of this time. I want to share product and book reviews, events I go to and what I get up to with my horses on a daily basis, basically everything that is horsey in my life!
I also wanted part of it to be about sharing knowledge, so I have been doing a weekly blog and occasional vlogs about basic horse and pony care. I chose my subjects for this based around the British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 1 exams because I think that they are a great way to learn and demonstrate your knowledge. I have a few more topics to go and then am planning on progressing to Stage 2 level knowledge before moving on to Stage 3 and perhaps 4. I have my Stage 3 BHS exams in both riding and horse care but realise that you can never stop learning and horses never stop teaching us!
So as it is a NEW YEAR I thought it was a good time to have a review of last year and write down some aims for this.
- Start blog and vlog
- Regained confidence riding Basil
- Regained confidence jumping
- Began schooling Basil again
- Ride Basil over a jump.
- Record information for Crime Prevention
- Improve grass in field
- Continuing blogging 4 or 5 times a week
- Continue vlogging at least once a week
- Join Instagram
- Blog or vlog about regaining lost confidence
- Finish BHS Stage 1 blogs and start BHS Stage 2
- Vlog at Badminton Horse Trials in May
- Giveaways on my vlog channel
I know I will think of some more as I go along but I will try to come back and review these throughout the year!
What are your hopes for this year? I would love to hear about them in the comments below.
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Until next time!