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
Spend more time with my horse
Organize my feed/tack rooms
Participate in a clinic with a renowned trainer
Purchase a new horse
Reach a competition goal
Other (explain below)

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


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