- Be confident at the canter over jumps.
This may sound really simple for someone who's been riding as long as I have, but it's important. I learned at the trot, and because I ride greenies a lot, it's hard for me to gain confidence cantering jumps.
Oh, yeah, leg goals (noooo!!)
- Take Beau to an off-property show without him bucking.
High-reaching. That's what this goal is! Beau is very expressive in new situation, and keeping him relaxed and listening at any event is important.
The sassiest of ponies
- Show Beau at Beginner Novice.
I know we both have the skills necessary to do this, it's just a matter of putting the pieces together and keeping the confidence to finish the level.
- Buy a saddle.
I've been riding in my dad's saddle, a 17" deep seat Collegiate. It's way to big for me, and I prefer a flat seat. I also want to find one that fits Beau better than this one.
Pessoa's are gorgeous!!
- Enjoy my pony!
The most overlooked, and the most important. I need to remember that as long as I have my best friend in my life, I'm blessed.
Set goals, smile, and have fun!