Tag Archive for goals

To jumper land we go!

Last weekend, we went to our last show of the year, Fall Harvest/Fall Finale, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. It was Sabra’s first time in the jumpers, second time at GSWEC and third GHHJA show. We’d been practicing jumpers for a little less than a month, mostly on turns and adjustability with main trainer and new assistant trainer, P… Read more →

Hey there, are you listening?

How do I know Sabra loves to jump? In the little over a year that I’ve had her, she’s gone from not having jumped at all to pretty much what my trainer calls, “point and shoot.” As in, I point her at it (or sometimes she just assumes we’re going to the next one in the line… or sometimes she… Read more →

From hunters to jumpers

During our lesson a couple of weeks ago, my trainer recommended we switch to jumpers after we finish this season. It’s a good idea, since Sabra is a cute jumper and decent mover, but can’t really compete with the fancy warmbloods. It was my eventual goal anyway – I planned to introduce her to showing in the hunter ring, where… Read more →

Melting at the horse show

This past weekend, we went to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. I hadn’t shown there since I did w/t/c in elementary school, and it was Sabra’s first time there and her second GHHJA show. Yay for being the first division of the morning, boo for having to wake up at 5:15 a.m. and be there by 6:15 a.m. for a 7:30… Read more →

Recap of our brief show history

With Sabra’s and my next shows about two-and-a-half weeks away, I figure it’s time to recap our (brief) show history. We have set goals for each show, long-term goals and long-long-long-term goals, which I think is important in tracking our progress and partnership together. Long-long-long term goal: To infinity and beyond! Okay, in all seriousness, I’d just like to see how… Read more →