Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rogo's Goals Up To End Of September

 I haven't done goals in a while. Just for fun I've copied goals from a year ago and added where he is now, based on his competition and clinic scores where possible.

Training area

Achieved Aug. 2010
Achieved Aug. 2011
Contact (accepting contact with the bit)

6 (hmmm, I don't think so)
6 (7 to 8 in walk and trot, 5 in canter but coming faster)
Bending

5
7
Working trot

7
7
Canter:

Transition

Carry

Steer



6
5
5
7 all
Circles

6
7
Free walk

7
8
Halt

6
7
Straight on center line

6
8
Rhythm

6
7
Precise transitions

6
7
Leg Yield - new

3
6 (varies from 5 to 7)

It doesn't seem like a lot, but we've added new areas. I need some new categories, so here goes:

Training Area
Achieved Aug. 2011
Goal Sept. 30
15 m canter circle
6
7
10 m canter circle
5
6
Canter lengthen and shorten
6.5
7
20 m counter canter circle
6
6.5
3 loop canter serpentine
6.5
7
Walk / canter
5
6
Canter / walk
3 (just starting)
5
Simple change
Haven’t started
3
Trot lengthening
4 (haven’t worked on it)
6 (we need to get this going)
Trot collection
5
5.5
Stretchy circle
6
7
Leg yield
5
6 (it comes and goes, up to a 7)
Shoulder in
5
6
Halt square
6.5
8 (he gets it, but not 100% consistently)
Trot from halt
6
7
Rein back
Haven’t started
5
Marching walk
5 (I haven’t been on top of this)
7 (he enjoys doing it when I remember)
Hack out – trot
5 (just started)
6
Hack out – canter
Haven’t started
5

3 comments:

Megan said...

It's good to see an improvement! My biggest goal right now is to go to my first dressage show (I'm entered in one on the 27th). We'll see how it goes from there!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

And most of that progress has been made without the benefit of a trainer - right?!

You should be happy with your (very organized) goal list comparison, and most importantly with your super horse. Rogo is special :)

Christine said...

I like how you organize your goals like that. Don't forget oever all progess, and your satisfaction. Your happiness and love for your horse can not be measured by a number :)