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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Search for Goals

*waves* HI!!
Obviosly I am in need of goals. Not for Casper, thats already sorted for the next few weeks. I know very well what to do with him.
Its Sharlie that is the problem. I...don't really know what to work on! I've gotten back into liberty...
With the beginning of March I may start focusing on Freestyle again, but Sharlie's back is getting worse so I am unsure about that too. However I recently purchased a Theraflex Pad from Hannah so maybe if I just start saddling Sharlie up with that...saddle, unsaddle,saddle, unsaddle, etc...
Also from now on everytime I go down to the stables I am doing hill therapy with Sharlie. I'm not following the guidelines from Parelli anymore because the way its set up is not long enough for Sharlie. That is how bad her back is.
Kara told me an excellent idea last night. Write them on your wrist (or around your wrist). Weekly goals. So I will go into the Levels Assessment and pull out some things I want to work on. Like Kara said: From there they will build.
I sort of had an epiphany about Freestyle the other day even though I've had this epiphany a few times. Riding is the 7 games but in the saddle. Duuuhhhh...Maybe if I focused on that when I start riding again, and not "follow the rail" Sharlie and I will start to improve.
My main concern is I won't be ready to ride Sharlie out on the trails at Kara's place. I reallllllllllly want to. That has been my dream for months now. Ever since camp really...probably before then.

Thats all for now. I'll start posting my goals on here soon.

PS- Posting the video on Youtube didn't work. I don't know why. It won't tell me. Darn iMovie. So if you are my friend on Facebook, make sure to check my videos!


  1. Hill therapy has made a big difference for my horses. There must be a reason why Sharlie's back is getting worse. And why do you think it is getting worse? If you do hill therapy, it should get better... Let me know...
    Best wishes for you, Casper and Sharlie!

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central

  2. I am not sure what it is... We have been doing it on the same hill we did it last year and that time showed improvement even though we didn't finish.
    I am going to go look for another hill around the farm. Maybe thats what she needs.
    But it really is a mystery. I will let you know.

  3. Jules, just make sure not to get too caught up in goals. It is more about the journey, the path, the moment as of right now, rather than what you will eventually accomplish. This is how I live my whole life- completely in the moment, but with what most people would consider a mix of goals and dreams, but more on the dreams side. My goals are more abstract, and with no deadline. I know that they will eventually happen, eventually occur, and I know the steps that I need to take to get there. When we get to those steps is not a problem for me, because I know that they will come. And if they don't? Well, at least we've had a great time along the way.


  4. Kara please just let me come live with you permenantly and I bet ill be like you one the moment...self presence...self presence...