Alfalfa always makes things better.
I want a sound horse. We are getting here, and I am hopeful that he will continue to improve as he builds muscle.
I want a happy horse. Some where along the line, my horse became a bit of an asshole. I don't know if it is because he is finally comfortable in his environment and he is letting his true colors fly or if something is actually causing it. But I would love it if we could get him to stop remodeling.
Not so cute buddy...
I want to have fun with my horse. This is happening. I love my little Stinker and always look forward to seeing him.
I want to continue to learn. This is also happening. I am learning. It may not be what I initially thought (I was hoping to working on first level stuff and starting to jump him at this point), but I am learning other things.
I want to continue to improve. We are improving. Sometimes I forget how bad we were to start with so I don't see the progress. But I have video evidence that we are improving.
I love this face.
I want my horse to continue to improve. See above, because one of us can't really improve without the other.
I want to be able to jump with him. I am ok if I don't ever do this. I want to do it, but his health and longevity take precedence. Plus I have access to other horses if I want to jump something.
I want to do right by my horse. This probably should have been the number one thing on the list. I want to be able to put my own goals and desires aside and be able to make the best decisions for him.
I want to be able to take him places and have fun. I think we are getting to this point. When we went to Florida in December, he was a total rock star. While the trip was over shadowed by me having to face reality, it was a very good experience.
Maybe we can ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.
Now, I just need to remember the things I want when I starting thinking about what I "should be" doing. And maybe stop trying to compete with the $50,000 horses and professional trainers. :)