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Equine Resolutions

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Do you have any equine-related New Year's resolutions?

Yes, for me personally
10%
75
Yes, for my horse(s)
3%
21
Yes, for both me and my horse(s)
61%
437
I don't make up New Year's resolutions
26%
189

Total votes cast: 722

Comments & Write-in Answers

To very soon witness passage of HR503/S311

12/31/2007 8:02:12 PM

Passing The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

12/31/2007 7:52:33 PM

own my own horse or two

12/31/2007 7:43:07 PM

to fight for the passage of the AHSPA - HR503 / S311

12/31/2007 7:40:27 PM

To stop horse slaughter and thew wild horse and burro wipe out

12/31/2007 7:03:38 PM

I will fight harder than ever to see that anti-slaughter legislation is passed in the U.S. Congress

12/31/2007 6:43:31 PM

fight harder for passage of the AHSPA HR503 / S311

12/31/2007 6:25:42 PM

Get the 3 year old colt broke to saddle, have fun at show with the show horses, learn more!

12/31/2007 4:30:20 PM

to learn as much as I can

12/31/2007 3:08:13 PM

I plan to spend mroe time on ground training.

12/31/2007 2:17:58 PM

to purchase a horse and get back into riding this spring

12/31/2007 10:54:58 AM

We resolve to do more trail riding and do an overnight campout.

12/31/2007 6:28:33 AM

I'm going to compete in an endurance event

12/31/2007 2:34:55 AM

Continue informed care, ride more using natural horsemanship and common sense

12/30/2007 10:22:06 PM

To lobby show, breed, breeder, trail, state, horse assns to regularly raise $ for rescue & retire

12/30/2007 5:44:05 PM

More time training myself and my horses and make it fun

12/30/2007 3:41:52 PM

to ride and play more with our 3 clydesdales

12/30/2007 1:33:38 PM

more training hours and miles

12/30/2007 12:14:51 PM

a new business, will be fantastic! My horses will benefit greatly, and theere will be $$ to afford!

12/30/2007 12:08:56 PM

lose weight and get in better shape!!

12/30/2007 11:41:52 AM

Ride more and get back into shape

12/30/2007 10:22:29 AM

Working with my ponies and becoming more confident

12/30/2007 8:44:41 AM

become a better rider; begin dressage w/ horse

12/30/2007 8:34:03 AM

More riding and exploring!!!

12/29/2007 10:38:24 PM

I want to lose at least 50 pounds so I can ride my daughters new horse he's ownly 14 hand /850 pd

12/29/2007 9:54:05 PM

To spend more quality time in hte barn

12/29/2007 7:51:21 PM

want to get out and do more trail riding and some showing

12/29/2007 7:48:36 PM

Ride more!!

12/29/2007 6:04:18 PM

More riding (horse) lose weight (me)

12/29/2007 5:55:19 PM

start running again- will improve my riding and get a few extra pounds off Immi's back

12/29/2007 3:49:53 PM

to have both of my yearlings green broke by or in summer

12/29/2007 1:21:32 PM

ride her more

12/29/2007 11:03:32 AM

complete the Dennis Reis training program I got for Christmas

12/29/2007 11:00:26 AM

No

12/29/2007 9:58:50 AM

Ride more & to get healthy

12/29/2007 8:18:25 AM

Learn to drive

12/29/2007 7:08:29 AM

I need to develop my core strength. For my horse, I need to gain confidence in riding her in a few

12/29/2007 3:34:06 AM

training level dressage

12/29/2007 3:33:56 AM

Get my 5 year old to respect me under saddle & get my yearling to accept me working above his back

12/29/2007 2:18:52 AM

More ride time!

12/28/2007 11:27:06 PM

i want to ride more

12/28/2007 7:10:38 PM

i have some colts to break, and i am going to ride more

12/28/2007 6:47:17 PM

To ride more , spend more time w/ my horses and less time worrying over stuff that doesn't matter

12/28/2007 4:55:29 PM

All going on a diet, getting into shape, and having fun riding in 2008. Less stress more fun.

12/28/2007 4:37:07 PM

ride/drive more: worry less

12/28/2007 3:56:15 PM

I would like to get my horses in better physical condition.

12/28/2007 1:18:26 PM

more schooling

12/28/2007 1:06:14 PM

More regular training for the horses and increased learning/training for myself

12/28/2007 12:41:12 PM

For all of us to become the right weight and fitter

12/28/2007 12:23:12 PM

Will try to ride as much as I can.

12/28/2007 11:31:00 AM

To get my new horse, Nero, and myself through about 400 AERC miles together.

12/28/2007 11:05:46 AM

I do plan this year as every year, to donate as much as I can afford to end equine abuse.

12/28/2007 11:04:29 AM

To work harder to help end horse slaughter in Canada.

12/28/2007 10:34:10 AM

I will work to pass S311 / HR 503 this year so ALL AMerica's Horses will be safe from slaughter for

12/28/2007 9:51:23 AM

I make them when I see a problem!

12/28/2007 8:44:24 AM

Learn to ride and train my horses.

12/28/2007 8:32:18 AM

Make horse a medical account for emergencies; get self in better physical and financial shape.

12/28/2007 1:45:00 AM

I want to become braver(after an accident)and I want my horse to trust my judgement more.

12/28/2007 12:48:00 AM

to help bring an end to horse slaughter for human consumption in Europe and Japan.

12/27/2007 10:51:33 PM

I plan to be more consistent in my riding and conditioning for better performance.

12/27/2007 10:36:22 PM

Spend a lot less time working around the place and a lot more time riding!

12/27/2007 10:25:22 PM

We both need to get in alot more riding

12/27/2007 10:05:03 PM

we are both going to get in shape

12/27/2007 9:45:32 PM

Hope to be able to ride better

12/27/2007 9:15:36 PM

Lose weight!

12/27/2007 8:58:27 PM

I want to finish my Level II Parelli certification

12/27/2007 8:30:55 PM

I'll my horse much more often, for health.

12/27/2007 8:09:51 PM

Ride more. Or at all.

12/27/2007 8:05:45 PM

To do something with each horse (4) - ground work or ride - five days a week

12/27/2007 8:04:43 PM

no, but what a good idea!

12/27/2007 7:43:36 PM

get in better shape to ride better

12/27/2007 7:34:17 PM

spend more time 'training' the New Haute Ecole doing groundwork to improve well-being and relationsh

12/27/2007 7:21:55 PM

assess part of our Parelli Level 3

12/27/2007 7:12:00 PM

Get my horse back into good shape after being pregnant.

12/27/2007 6:42:05 PM

Take time to Ride!

12/27/2007 6:31:35 PM

To own a horse, and accomplish Parelli

12/27/2007 6:23:44 PM

Starting Jan. 1 I will start my new business.

12/27/2007 6:23:16 PM

I am resolving to spend more time riding my horse this year

12/27/2007 5:47:44 PM

Do lots of trail riding and camping

12/27/2007 5:43:31 PM

daily exercise, hugging, talking, affection

12/27/2007 5:17:06 PM

not church holiday so id on't observe & nether do my horses

12/27/2007 4:59:56 PM

I'll show my dog less and ride my horse more

12/27/2007 4:56:02 PM

more quiet time

12/27/2007 4:47:46 PM

Move up to FIRST LEVEL in Dressage!

12/27/2007 4:42:54 PM

To ride more on a regular basis and compete in a local show

12/27/2007 4:19:28 PM

Ride 4 or more times a week

12/27/2007 3:50:48 PM

To ride more, and work with my young mule

12/27/2007 3:27:40 PM

Ride everyday it is not raining

12/27/2007 3:11:10 PM

to ride more

12/27/2007 3:09:50 PM

I resolve to do whatever I have to do to keep my horses happy and healthy--they are my life!

12/27/2007 2:42:54 PM

More trail riding

12/27/2007 1:53:56 PM

To be jumping consistently 3'9" in the show ring!

12/27/2007 1:39:20 PM

RIDE MORE!

12/27/2007 1:10:50 PM

ride more and play more

12/27/2007 1:06:47 PM

Ride more!

12/27/2007 12:54:41 PM

To be the best we can be in our chosen discipline.

12/27/2007 12:52:20 PM

Make more time to ride.

12/27/2007 12:16:43 PM

ride more

12/27/2007 12:00:34 PM

i want to earn more respect in the show ring by becoming better at showmanship

12/27/2007 11:45:21 AM

Give More Attention

12/27/2007 11:40:06 AM

get my horse back in shape and get my confidence up. I have't ridden in a couple of years.

12/27/2007 11:31:38 AM

We both could use more exercise.

12/27/2007 11:29:22 AM

I would like to get into the show ring and on the trails more. taking hunter lessons is a priority

12/27/2007 11:14:06 AM

Lose weight & improve my fitness; more riding time

12/27/2007 10:57:05 AM

sell 3 horses so Ican spend more time with the remaining one!

12/27/2007 10:49:15 AM

Spend more time listening to them and learning their language, become a horsewhisperer!

12/27/2007 10:44:29 AM

Of course! To spend more time with them & ride more often (same one every year!)

12/27/2007 10:44:15 AM

I WILL have a healthy back. I WILL start training my half tb/half frieian colt! I will feel good!

12/27/2007 10:30:20 AM

Buy Insurance. Agreed Value -- NOT Actual Value!

12/27/2007 10:00:08 AM

We are all going on a diet and get in shape !

12/27/2007 9:48:31 AM

For him, keep him sound and fit, for us, get our Parelli Level 1

12/27/2007 9:45:48 AM

had a hip replaced, and want to get back to riding ASAP

12/27/2007 9:33:58 AM

To improve my relationship with my horses

12/27/2007 9:32:29 AM

Ride more and devote more time to my horse-if not riding then grooming and pampering

12/27/2007 9:24:56 AM

Dedicated Riding Time!!!!!

12/27/2007 9:22:25 AM

More riding, more fun stuff and not all shows.

12/27/2007 9:22:04 AM

prepare a "paddock paradise" for lamatic prone 'easy keepers"

12/27/2007 9:16:37 AM

No feeding treats while in the cross ties

12/27/2007 9:04:57 AM

Lots of riding - another trip to Nebraska!

12/27/2007 9:01:13 AM

Start training my pasture ornamnets

12/27/2007 8:36:02 AM

both of us to get more fit, do better at shows, and enjoy some trail riding

12/27/2007 8:31:31 AM

Go to more shows!

12/27/2007 8:14:36 AM

Spend more individual time with each horse, and get myself fit!

12/27/2007 8:08:50 AM

To try and get in more play and training time with them

12/27/2007 7:56:56 AM

more play, work with them more, no excuses!

12/27/2007 7:44:20 AM

Stay healthy!

12/27/2007 7:10:48 AM

I plan to "Ride Today", because you never know what may happen tomorrow.

12/27/2007 7:08:47 AM

I had a hip replaced 3/06, I want to start riding my new trail trained filly, Ms Bacacita Bella.MM

12/27/2007 6:51:39 AM

Vp;unteer my time at a Rescue Ranchh

12/27/2007 5:14:27 AM

i am claiming time in the diary so I dont get to this time next year and wish I had done more.

12/27/2007 3:57:42 AM

To simply move up a level with my riding

12/27/2007 2:52:10 AM

To put in 110% effort in lessons to get ready for lvl 1 dressage.

12/27/2007 2:45:21 AM

I would like to pass myself and my horse out of novice and do well in Endurance next year.

12/27/2007 1:32:25 AM

Work harder at training

12/27/2007 1:19:01 AM

I would like us to move up a level indressage!

12/27/2007 12:44:38 AM

ride as often as I can with my kids

12/27/2007 12:13:49 AM

More time just hangin' out

12/27/2007 12:02:03 AM

To become mentally and physically fit for both my horse and myself!

12/26/2007 11:21:22 PM

I want to ride more often, not just once or twice a month.

12/26/2007 11:13:43 PM

Ride much, MUCH more!

12/26/2007 10:57:25 PM

Ride more!

12/26/2007 10:52:25 PM

To ride more often

12/26/2007 10:48:33 PM

I plan to finish the new horse barn and buy a new horse or two.

12/26/2007 10:44:29 PM

stop "nagging" my horses with leg aids

12/26/2007 10:35:38 PM

to spend more time riding

12/26/2007 10:21:33 PM

I need to spend the time needed with my horses so we all benefit from being able to trust each other

12/26/2007 9:42:08 PM

Focus on reducing both our hay bellies!!!

12/26/2007 9:13:44 PM

I like to make a change whenever its needed-not just at new years.

12/26/2007 9:12:19 PM

To stay in the saddle and avoid those pesky involuntary dismounts!

12/26/2007 8:58:41 PM

To stop boarding my horse out and bring him home to our new barn and pasture

12/26/2007 8:46:36 PM

I am working on my level on in PNH with all three of my horses.

12/26/2007 8:43:44 PM

We all need to get fit and ride more!

12/26/2007 8:12:32 PM

Keep those long Andalusian manes combed out.

12/26/2007 7:54:14 PM

I will spend more time with my horses as it is good for them and relaxing for me.

12/26/2007 7:51:19 PM

Share quality time, train , have fun and compete and listen to my equine partner for feedback

12/26/2007 7:47:59 PM

I have 5 AWSOME horses who have all gotten fat and lazy, much like me! We are all shaping up!

12/26/2007 7:46:55 PM

we will both loose weight

12/26/2007 7:39:26 PM

To get back in the saddle on all 4 horses & on the bridle path again with friends

12/26/2007 7:37:12 PM

ride more

12/26/2007 7:34:59 PM

Praying for this weather to end, so I can get the horse trailer to ride reiners, in an arena, an not

12/26/2007 7:19:53 PM

To better train my horse

12/26/2007 7:17:01 PM

do hillwork 2x a week

12/26/2007 7:09:21 PM

Schedule unalterable appointments with my horse for my own sanity and her development!

12/26/2007 7:00:24 PM

time to finish the dessage horse

12/26/2007 6:41:26 PM

We will get out to some horse shows this year.

12/26/2007 6:40:06 PM

I'm starting a new mule; he'll be 3 in May, and will begin his training as a driving pony!

12/26/2007 6:38:27 PM

to spend more time just being "present" with them, and teaching other owners to do the same

12/26/2007 6:26:38 PM

TB brat--no bucking at canter and jumping, quit spooking. me--less fear, more riding, better form

12/26/2007 6:24:29 PM

to lose more weight...for my horse too!

12/26/2007 6:14:45 PM

I'm going to spend more time cleaning hooves

12/26/2007 6:00:38 PM

Getting into better shape, learning to communicate better, always working to be a better horse owner

12/26/2007 5:53:57 PM

We're taking training/lessons to help both of us.

12/26/2007 5:53:21 PM

We're both going to lose weight and exercise more!

12/26/2007 5:52:28 PM

To become much more advanced in our discipline

12/26/2007 5:48:45 PM

spend more time in the saddle

12/26/2007 5:48:14 PM

get all of us back into show shape

12/26/2007 5:47:46 PM

But I hope to give the same high quality care.

12/26/2007 5:45:34 PM

sell one and save some $$$

12/26/2007 5:39:21 PM

Make a better effort to save money to be able to show more

12/26/2007 5:38:29 PM

Listen to my horses more and be as natural as I can

12/26/2007 5:33:22 PM

To get us both into better shape by personally exercising-treadmill and outside walking, weather per

12/26/2007 5:28:39 PM

I have a new horse--we will get better aquainted

12/26/2007 5:23:54 PM

After losing one late this year, I resolve to spend more time and ride

12/26/2007 5:23:44 PM

Making more time for riding and horse fun

12/26/2007 5:19:59 PM

get to workon me and her

12/26/2007 5:16:58 PM

To ride more often and get both of us in better shape.

12/26/2007 5:14:51 PM

we are getting ready for a new foal this spring-first in 9 years!

12/26/2007 5:07:49 PM

I want to improve my riding and also get a young horse driving.

12/26/2007 5:05:23 PM

Work harder!

12/26/2007 5:00:25 PM

Exercise More!

12/26/2007 4:58:43 PM

to start and finish Tevis

12/26/2007 4:51:17 PM

Build a fabulous extended trot - and RIDE it!

12/26/2007 4:49:55 PM

We are going to work together more regularly.

12/26/2007 4:49:28 PM

We both need to lose weight and get more physically fit - so we'll do it together!

12/26/2007 4:41:45 PM

better balance in the saddle for me and more respect for me from my horse

12/26/2007 4:39:32 PM

Spend more time with my horses

12/26/2007 4:37:21 PM

We both need to get in shape.

12/26/2007 4:31:52 PM

I want to do more winter riding.

12/26/2007 4:20:16 PM

More excercise for all and more time just hanging out being part of the herd (me too)!

12/26/2007 4:17:40 PM

I plan to work daily to condition horses and myself. As it is now, I do well to accomplish 3x/wk.

12/26/2007 4:16:42 PM

ride more

12/26/2007 4:16:06 PM

I am switching over from shavings to straw. .

12/26/2007 4:10:46 PM

Ride more!

12/26/2007 4:03:38 PM

Only recently on vacation have I ridden in several yrs & my horses are fat so we will start working!

12/26/2007 4:01:05 PM

Riding more & spending more time with my horses.

12/26/2007 4:00:07 PM

try to go to a few out of state horse shows to show my horses

12/26/2007 3:51:17 PM

I set goals daily 4 us, try to stick w/them. Less chance of failure than 1x yr resolution.

12/26/2007 3:43:37 PM

We are both going to get into a good training program & get fit!

12/26/2007 3:43:35 PM

get into better shape for riding, get more supple to match the suppleness I am asking of my horse.

12/26/2007 3:33:51 PM

To have more fun!

12/26/2007 3:30:15 PM

Keep them healtjy

12/26/2007 3:29:34 PM

Going to start riding again...hopefully shed some pounds doing so too...

12/26/2007 3:28:09 PM

Get my green bean to his first show!

12/26/2007 3:27:36 PM

Be more efficient! Get my Arab to Regionals.

12/26/2007 3:19:45 PM

I WILL ride 5 days a week

12/26/2007 2:22:07 PM

spend more time together and workout!

12/26/2007 1:53:08 PM

try to find a boarding barn that won't rip me off or starve my horse

12/25/2007 11:57:25 PM

I would like a fitness routine for myself, and my horse. No more excuses for not riding. I am look

12/25/2007 10:10:57 PM

To bright to light the brutality of horse slaughter & to educate on non-violent options instead.

12/25/2007 5:48:04 PM

YES TO BE HERE NEXT YEAR WERE 18MONS SINCE HE WAS TO BE PUT DOWN WITH FIRST JOINT INFECTION THENLAMI

12/25/2007 10:06:31 AM

I would like to ride more & move up to 3rd level

12/25/2007 1:20:29 AM