Monday, 4 January 2016

2016 Here we go!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody.  I really hope you all had a great holiday season and managed to spend time doing the things you love.  I have had more opportunities to ride, when it wasn't raining or too windy.  I am not a fan of riding out in the wind because I can't hear the cars coming but Basil is actually surprisingly good in the wind!

Last year was a mixed year but I am pleased with the progress Basil and I made in the first half.  Now his tooth is all sorted we have to get fit again!  Then we will be able to continue ....

I am really enjoying writing my blog and posting video's and hope to carry on with a video a week (on a Wednesday)  for 2016 too.  I have been thinking about my blog and have decided this year that I will just blog 3 times a week, instead of 4.  It will give me more time to read other people's blogs and watch more videos which I haven't had much time to do recently.  So I will blog on Mondays and Fridays and 1 other day, probably Thursday but I am going to keep that a bit flexible!

When I look back at last year's aims I can be proud, but there are a few I have missed :(

So my 2015 Achievements were:

  • Ride Basil over a jump 
  • Basil working forward and in a good shape 
  • Basil achieving a good leg yield on both reins in walk and trot 
  • Improved grass in section of field 
  • Blogging 4 times a week 
  • Uploading a video at least once a week 
  •  Joined Instagram 
  • Finish BHS Stage 1 blogs and start BHS Stage 2 and 3 
  • Vlogged at Badminton Horse Trials in May 

2016 Aims:
  •  More jumping with Basil 
  •  Continue to improve our flatwork 
  • Introduce Shoulder In 
  • Improve Turn on the Forehand 
  • Teach Tommy to be tied up 
  • Be able to catch Tommy in the field when he is not wearing a headcollar 
  • Introduce some ground schooling with Tommy 
  •  Improve grass in another section of field 
  • Blog 3 times a week 
  • Vlog or post a video each week

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Until next time!

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