To say it was a quiet year would be an understatement. We didn't compete, just re-focused on what we needed to and handled the extraordinary circumstances that accumulated into a highly successful year.
We not only solidified ourselves for the competitive year ahead, but added a huge amount of depth and expertise to the team. It took 12 months of revamping, schooling, conditioning and re-tooling to be where we are now.
With the weather on the mend we'll see the start of the season soon and a few other things
- Condition and train through I1. Gotta nail them tempi's!
We conditioned through PSG. She is solid there.
- Continue to teach and train Sincere. Make him a responsible citizen.
More than responsible, he is growing up to be a very nice individual. I want him to grow up FASTER.
- Acquire more farm implements.
Acquired a trailer and a new truck. Bobcat lends me their Tool Cat. Does that count?
- Successfully execute clinics.
We not only did that but formed the company behind them (www.teamengaged.com). We hosted five, including Edward Gal and Christoph Hess. We'll see more of them next year too.
- Save for Embryo Transfer
Unfortunately no. I tried, but the burden of starting a business, and paying bills on multiple things actually decimated my accounts.
Non Horsey stuff:
- Repair credit score, develop more savings
Repaired, but decimated my savings. My 401k though is doing pretty good.
- Go to school
Attending L program. That should count for something.
- Develop more 'me' time.
Despite busy schedule I did take off a few days here and there to be away from the horses and to be with family and friends. I didn't get to travel much due to double work obligations and the WEG, but it was incredibly special to have all my friends visit all at once.
- Horsey Stuff:
- Finish bronze
- Go PSG and 4th level
- Continue to teach and train Sincere, bring him to shows
- Finish first part of L program
- Continue to grow the business
- Save for 2012 breeding and in general
- Improve wardrobe