Poll

Horsey Resolutions

What is your top New Year's resolution for you and your horse for 2010?

Schedule health maintenance (farrier, deworming, vaccinations) ahead of time
3%
19
Spend more time with my horse
55%
398
Organize my feed/tack rooms
4%
26
Participate in a clinic with a renowned trainer
3%
21
Purchase a new horse
4%
28
Reach a competition goal
20%
143
Other (explain below)
12%
88

Total votes cast: 723

Comments & Write-in Answers

Find a new Vet, we just moved out of state

12/28/2009 11:39:37 PM

getting a custom-fit saddle at last!

12/28/2009 8:09:44 PM

Try something totally new for me - sorting and working around cattle with my new little QH mare.

12/28/2009 6:42:39 PM

Less time caring for my horses and the farm, more time riding and driving my horses

12/28/2009 3:16:49 PM

Ride more!

12/28/2009 3:03:24 PM

I want to discipline myself to simply ride more often. I'm at the barn everyday but get lazy.

12/28/2009 2:56:30 PM

Desensitize my horse to a ring full of other horses and hit a show or two

12/28/2009 7:49:12 AM

My horse was diagnosed with a tendon injury exactly one month ago and my goal is to have her sound

12/28/2009 5:53:35 AM

Being with my horse makes me feel relaxed and content, and what's better than that?

12/27/2009 10:32:12 PM

RIDE not just feed and groom

12/27/2009 9:08:07 PM

train my 2yr old stallion under saddle without a round pen

12/27/2009 3:56:03 PM

I want to earn my bronze medal in dressage

12/27/2009 3:21:16 PM

can't just hope to find time, must schedule it

12/27/2009 2:12:17 PM

Get more riding time in so that I can show off my adopted mustang at the next BLM event.

12/27/2009 10:39:52 AM

Spend more time riding & less time on horse/related chores - simplify horse my life!

12/27/2009 8:14:29 AM

Busy days, wish for more time to enjoy my horse.

12/27/2009 8:06:16 AM

Ride a lot more!

12/26/2009 11:50:42 PM

I have a new OTTB and am looking forward to doing more with her this spring.

12/26/2009 11:41:23 PM

look for a horse in need of adoption

12/26/2009 9:33:56 PM

work with my horses more and get the dentist scheduled

12/26/2009 6:18:08 PM

I've got to make this a priority!

12/26/2009 4:39:01 PM

Continue to help stop horse slaughter

12/26/2009 2:40:46 PM

If i dont deploy, actually get to event again

12/25/2009 11:05:23 PM

Have been too busy over the past 3 years concentrating on getting a business up and running

12/25/2009 6:49:21 PM

fix the mud problem at the barn entrance

12/25/2009 11:43:55 AM

get all the young horses started under saddle!

12/25/2009 11:22:56 AM

Maintain my 23 yr. old mare in good health and stabling

12/25/2009 1:27:43 AM

I'm receiving an inheritance-my mare needs bone scan/therapy for old injury

12/24/2009 9:54:18 PM

get new horse ready for gaming shows

12/24/2009 8:56:18 PM

I'm getting started with driving training so I want to start using my horses around the farm.

12/24/2009 8:49:20 PM

help out a rescue

12/24/2009 8:32:15 PM

still be able to afford to keep my horse.

12/24/2009 7:40:58 PM

Earn the trust of my new horse who's pretty scared right now

12/24/2009 6:17:14 PM

find employment for my horses so they can start to support me

12/24/2009 2:57:26 PM

focus on more showing

12/24/2009 2:40:34 PM

Ride, ride, ride!

12/24/2009 7:08:23 AM

Definitely-ride more often!

12/23/2009 11:06:14 PM

More turn out time

12/23/2009 10:06:39 PM

recovering from arm surgery want to groom w/o pain

12/23/2009 10:02:14 PM

I take my horse walks like you would a dog. THAT is some quality time spent!

12/23/2009 9:24:53 PM

Keep health problems at bay long enough to enjoy them.

12/23/2009 7:52:14 PM

I need to find help to exercise my horses more.

12/23/2009 6:16:21 PM

get horses into better shape

12/23/2009 5:56:18 PM

get both me and my horse in better physical condition

12/23/2009 4:52:10 PM

more saddle time

12/23/2009 3:41:31 PM

Talk my husband into taking in a rescue.

12/23/2009 3:27:05 PM

research and learn better food management, my horses are over weight and I worry problems are coming

12/23/2009 3:05:25 PM

I am blessed to have the horse I always dreamed of-now I need time to enjoy her!

12/23/2009 2:43:08 PM

more ride time

12/23/2009 1:51:01 PM

We're going to try and save just one more abused or abandoned horse if we can

12/23/2009 1:13:19 PM

Ride more, even when it's cold. I'm a weather wimp!

12/23/2009 12:18:10 PM

Create a stronger bond with my horses.

12/23/2009 12:16:29 PM

Sell some horses!

12/23/2009 12:05:50 PM

My goal is to return to Congress (All American Quarter Horse Congress) in Columbus, OH in 2010 !

12/23/2009 11:58:22 AM

Ride more often!!!

12/23/2009 10:21:29 AM

gated horses

12/23/2009 10:15:16 AM

Send my horse to a renowned trainer for foundational education.

12/23/2009 10:06:41 AM

I need to be with my horse instead of cleaning up after other neglectful, so called horse owners.

12/23/2009 9:28:02 AM

clean their feet more often. I'm not very good at doing that on a reg. basis

12/23/2009 8:40:24 AM

learn to ride better

12/23/2009 8:39:26 AM

As a busy mom of 2 boys who play hockey in the winter I spend more time in ice arenas then sand ones

12/23/2009 8:18:38 AM

& Take him on more walks than just riding him

12/23/2009 7:45:50 AM

to keep my horse healthy and to spend quality time with him as he is getting older

12/23/2009 7:35:13 AM

Spend more time training, riding and enjoying my horses, with competition as a possibility.

12/23/2009 7:08:21 AM

spend more time riding

12/23/2009 6:48:09 AM

More trail rides with my friends and begin learning the basics of jumping

12/23/2009 12:55:05 AM

Buy a horse property

12/23/2009 12:25:09 AM

Get my health back so I can spend more time

12/23/2009 12:22:14 AM

Reach a training goal

12/23/2009 12:03:04 AM

make it to and compete in, with my new 5 y/o, the maclay nationals

12/23/2009 12:01:37 AM

Not only just riding, but also just playing around with her on the ground and grooming

12/22/2009 11:29:26 PM

Into the canter classes instead of walk/trot by the August show *hoping May)

12/22/2009 10:57:02 PM

Get more riding & training in! :D

12/22/2009 10:56:38 PM

Spend more time actually rideing my horse not just spending time or money .

12/22/2009 10:31:51 PM

ride more often

12/22/2009 10:12:28 PM

have them ready for work and out to show off

12/22/2009 10:05:36 PM

Lead changes,lead changes, lead changes

12/22/2009 10:03:54 PM

to begin training for Endurance Racing. This is something new for both me and my horse.

12/22/2009 9:56:14 PM

Take Dressage lessons and gain confidence to ride green Arab gelding

12/22/2009 9:28:24 PM

be able to participate in a combined driving event without making a fool of myself!

12/22/2009 9:06:48 PM

Ride more

12/22/2009 9:01:14 PM

My horse has spooking issues i.e. lack of confidence in me.

12/22/2009 8:55:07 PM

purchase place for me and my horses

12/22/2009 8:50:24 PM

we are planning on competing in several shows, as well as the C2 and C3 level pony club ratings:)

12/22/2009 8:44:21 PM

Lose weight to help my horse

12/22/2009 8:41:57 PM

More riding time + clinics fairly often.

12/22/2009 7:39:44 PM

if my knee heals properly

12/22/2009 7:39:09 PM

ride more

12/22/2009 7:17:58 PM

more riding

12/22/2009 7:15:57 PM

Ride more regularly

12/22/2009 6:48:30 PM

Ride more

12/22/2009 6:40:02 PM

LOSE WEIGHT AND GET IN SHAPE so I will be the best for my young horse when I train her!

12/22/2009 6:29:14 PM

I keep things pretty organized.Have a wonderful instructer,horse, etc.Learn as much as possible.

12/22/2009 6:25:25 PM

Both of us need more exercise!

12/22/2009 5:56:04 PM

Keep my horse sound and healthy for another year.

12/22/2009 5:53:53 PM

we've had a good year and will continue the balanced diet and regular exercise to keep her young.

12/22/2009 5:21:32 PM

none

12/22/2009 5:21:32 PM

I'm 41 and started hunter jumper lessons last year. I want to compete at 2'

12/22/2009 5:18:01 PM

And slightly less with other folk's horses.

12/22/2009 5:03:02 PM

Open Slaughter Houses

12/22/2009 4:53:05 PM

Get my Parelli level 3!

12/22/2009 4:49:15 PM

trail ride more!

12/22/2009 4:26:38 PM

spend more time...before the global carbon nuts take it away

12/22/2009 4:23:03 PM

To lose some pounds so I can ride my horse therfore getting him fit to compete

12/22/2009 4:05:54 PM

go to less shows, but w/more $$ added. LIghten the load on my 18 year old barrel horse. :)

12/22/2009 3:55:21 PM

become overall a better (dressage) rider.

12/22/2009 3:54:26 PM

Ride more!!

12/22/2009 3:49:00 PM

Ride him more often

12/22/2009 3:45:55 PM

Ride out on the trails more as my horse totally enjoys this activity

12/22/2009 3:40:34 PM

declutter the house while continuing my riding schedul

12/22/2009 3:25:47 PM

finish building arena

12/22/2009 3:24:15 PM

I don't ride as much as I should.

12/22/2009 3:17:12 PM

Assist "re-home matches and discourage breeding!

12/22/2009 3:15:39 PM

master the canter!

12/22/2009 3:11:12 PM

Ride as much as possible!!

12/22/2009 3:10:47 PM

4-h regionals, here we come!!!!!

12/22/2009 3:10:42 PM

I need to lose weight and train my new 4 1/2 yr old TWH

12/22/2009 3:09:35 PM

Want to be more active this year with my barrel horse. Do more Rodeos and compete more Becky Rollins

12/22/2009 3:09:03 PM

become a better rider

12/22/2009 3:05:45 PM

Do more ground work in the round pen.

12/22/2009 3:01:10 PM

Trail ride more often

12/22/2009 2:59:26 PM

I want to have every one of my horses trained to the point of riding safely. No untrained greenies!

12/22/2009 2:58:53 PM

Work less, ride more

12/22/2009 2:57:29 PM

Learning to ride english after being a western girl. Health maintenance is a good idea too!

12/22/2009 2:57:08 PM

find time to ride more

12/22/2009 2:55:22 PM

Started showing my 3 yr old in western classes (schooling shows) and want to try versatility/stock

12/22/2009 2:54:21 PM

Rehabbing from a broken leg, both of us start getting back in shape after being down for so long.

12/22/2009 2:50:46 PM

I have two horses and both need rode more. No one to ride with.

12/22/2009 2:50:23 PM

good quailty feed and spending time with my horse,

12/22/2009 2:49:13 PM

build a round pen

12/22/2009 2:47:01 PM

get in shape (me and the horse)

12/22/2009 2:44:13 PM

Better marketing

12/22/2009 2:42:18 PM

Feel competent riding my Thoroughbred

12/22/2009 2:27:43 PM

To move my horse home with me!

12/22/2009 1:30:31 PM

finish breaking the green 4 yr old

12/22/2009 12:37:23 AM

Improve by bond with my horse.

12/21/2009 11:01:36 PM

Go on lots more trail rides!!

12/21/2009 8:49:49 PM

Boy, all of your resolution ideas make up most of my list. thanks

12/21/2009 7:24:06 PM

Enjoy training and using my own horses more.

12/21/2009 7:00:03 PM

Feed,deworm,vaccinate,trim/shoe,train make them happy and valuable.

12/21/2009 5:15:29 PM

do some shows with my new youngster

12/21/2009 4:44:53 PM

take some lessons

12/21/2009 3:46:00 PM

I am selfish. It just makes me fel good to be with horse.

12/21/2009 3:33:23 PM

I want to train my first Anadalusian to reach first level dressage on my own

12/21/2009 2:20:00 PM

Stop allowing work to interfere with my riding! (As if)

12/21/2009 2:18:06 PM

Assure the safety and passage of R.O.A.M.

12/21/2009 1:57:37 PM

I want to get my young horse on the trail

12/21/2009 10:51:34 AM

Get my 13 year old her own horse so I don't have to share my 30 year old mare.

12/21/2009 10:07:08 AM