• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Looking forward to 2013! What do you have planned?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Looking forward to 2013! What do you have planned?

    Let's let 2012 go and get started on 2013! What's the year going to bring for your eventing plans?

    For me, I have three very very nice horses to point toward events this year and I am very excited to try and reach some individual goals with all of them.

    I rode three today in about 27 windchill -- patting myself on the back -- but there are going to be a lot more of these if I hope to get where I want to be this year.

    I have decided to put together a couple of clinics for the first time this winter, since it is difficult to go south for me and I really envy those who can. I'm bringing someone to me rather than go to them, and I hope it works out (weather can be so iffy and it's always a nailbiter if enough folks show up but I think it will work out.)

    What's your plans for 2013? And please -- feel free to write a LOT about your plans!

    Happy New Year!
    Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
    Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

  • #2
    Sounds like fun!!!!!!!

    LOTS OF PLANS for me! I will be attending a dressage clinic with Lilo Fore in February for two days. She is awesome! Then in March, I will pick an eventing clinic to go to. There are usually a couple BNT clinics within 2-3 hours of me in IL. I also will do some schooling shows in April to get him ready for the season. I am hoping to go to Penny Oaks and May-Daze for May. Then Silverwood and Barrington in June. I will be leaving for college in July so I am giving my horse that month to adjust to a new boarding facility. I haven't decided where I am going yet but I am thinking Kentucky!

    I will hopefully show a couple of time in August and September ending with Hagyard in Oct. Looking to do a couple of BN events and then move him up to N. We will be doing lots of XC schooling and conditioning! YAY! I'm so excited for this season.

    Comment


    • #3
      Been thinking a lot about 2013.... I'm at a great barn with a super eventing pro, and am enjoying my first foray into the "dark side." I am *hoping* I can get and keep my mare sound enough to do some lower level dressage. If not, I am going to retire her, resume lessons on my trainer's school horses, and try to find a half lease on something. I would love to try some speed bump eventing on a horse that knows the ropes.
      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

      Comment


      • #4
        Goal #1: Get le pony back from my friend in KY in February!

        Goal #2: Get riding and competing again! This enforced break from the sport is starting to drive me to distraction...

        Goal #3: Finally, finally, FINALLY get a MER at CCI2* in the fall.

        Comment


        • #5
          1. Lose the 10 lbs I've gained since Nov 1.
          2. Sell a horse or two.
          3. Buy a horse
          4. Get Mick fi, competing, qualified, and do a CCI2* at Fair Hill
          5. Get my two young horses out and about to school events/shows.
          6. Keep my day job
          -Ann

          Comment


          • #6
            AH I'm really hoping that 2013 will be the year it all begins for me!!

            When I get back from Wellington in April I'm going to be horse shopping

            After that I don't know what my goals will be, since I don't know what my horse will be like, but I would LOVE to take some lessons from Torrance Watkins and Stephen Bradley to get me started.

            I've never done a clinic before so that's on my 2013 to-do list as well.

            And then the big goal, if it's possible, would be to enter my first event ever. I'm all giddy just thinking about it!

            Comment


            • #7
              For the past five years, I have posted my goals, which have included going to Aiken. Every year, either I or my mare have had an illness, which prevented us from going. So, I will not have Aiken as a goal this year.

              I hope to go to as many events as my body can handle, which precludes any events held during the summer. For some reason, I do not use great judgement about hydration. Spending six days in a hospital because of dehydration, twice within two years, deems me to be an idiot.

              I want to attend clinics. I am hoping that Sinead Halpin will come back to KY. I would love to go to camp, but they are held in the summer, so they are out for me.

              Mainly, my goals are to have fun with my horse, improve our dressage scores and stay out of the hospital!
              When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

              Comment


              • #8
                Auburn, I am taking the summer months (June through mid August) off because Mick does poorly in the heat (it is that subcutaneous pony fat!), and the footing here is generally too hard for my taste. I may take the youngsters out, but they will be doing baby stuff with little exertion. It just isn't worth it. There is plenty to do during those months in the early mornings in a sand arena as the sun comes up. So my first event back after the spring will hopefully be Richlands, and if not there, then Five Points.

                Staying out of the hospital should be added to my plans as well! I hate it when that happens!
                -Ann

                Comment


                • #9
                  My main goal is to get the boy some mileage at Training, we only did one last season, so I'd like to do more or less this whole season at Training. Maybe area championships if things work out. I'm bummed because it looks like the GMHA N3D/T3D got cancelled for this year, I was thinking about attempting to qualify for that. If all goes well, maybe we'll do the Prelim/Training at the last event of the season.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Can't wait to shop for ellemayo's horse!

                    I don't make plans, but I do work toward goals....plan is a four letter word in my book.

                    My goals? FINISH a prelim with Toby....ok, I really think this will actually be easy. I just have to my stuff together, mentally, and not fall off.

                    So, really, I want a solid prelim season with him. I would like to improve our show jumping (I'd like to keep the rails more in the one or none department in less in the 3 or 4....working on that). I would like us to score like we CAN in dressage, and stay in the low 30s, or better. Maybe one day we'll get a 7 on our medium trot, too!!!! I think xc is our "easy" phase, so that's really more about putting it all together, getting a little smoother, no freight train rounds, and reminding him that while, yes, he is a total badass, he does have to respect some fences and not be over bold.

                    I hope to get my CCI* done. I'm leaning toward Virginia in the fall vs Midsouth, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

                    More of a pipe dream than a goal, but if all goes smashingly well through the majority of the season, I would love to try my hand at an intermediate or two....but, right now, it is all about smoothing out the prelim, fixing my mental game (sports psychologist and equitation lessons!), and having a way better year than last.

                    Off the horse goals: ride my bike(s) more.
                    Amanda

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I always feel I should be knocking on wood with crossed fingers holding a four leaf clover before posting any of this stuff, but:
                      1) Event at training with Keegan, first time for me above novice since 2008. Starting the season with the Leslie Law clinic in January.
                      2) Sell the remaining two horses and get Keebler a job
                      3) Sell the rest of the dressage saddles and get myself one I love as much as I love my jumping saddle
                      4) Run a lot (big running plans this year)
                      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        my goals would include:

                        - Continue to improve our dressage and find "straightness" with the mare
                        - obtain a low 30 score in dressage (hoping for ever better scores with each test!)
                        - continue being successful at Training this year with thoughts of Prelim.
                        - sell my TWO close contact saddles that are sitting in a closet and buy a dressage saddle!
                        - Leslie Law clinic in May!
                        - continue to work on fitness - both the mare and myself


                        My goal for today? Dig the trailer out of the snow and make it to a lesson x.x Also a goal is to make it through this (@*#$ winter, I'm sick of it already!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Auburn View Post
                          For the past five years, I have posted my goals, which have included going to Aiken. Every year, either I or my mare have had an illness, which prevented us from going. So, I will not have Aiken as a goal this year.

                          I hope to go to as many events as my body can handle, which precludes any events held during the summer. For some reason, I do not use great judgement about hydration. Spending six days in a hospital because of dehydration, twice within two years, deems me to be an idiot.

                          I want to attend clinics. I am hoping that Sinead Halpin will come back to KY. I would love to go to camp, but they are held in the summer, so they are out for me.

                          Mainly, my goals are to have fun with my horse, improve our dressage scores and stay out of the hospital!
                          Just thought I'd add my two cents' worth on hydration-I have started drinking coconut water and it really makes a difference! I have an endurance background and have learned to survive the Florida heat. Electrolytes for yourself are also helpful-I use the powerbar squirt type. No drinking or sodium day before-limit caffeine.That big cup of coffee is "just for rent".

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Like YB, I'm leary of "plans" when dealing with horses. However, goals for 2013

                            * Complete BN at three HTs, finishing with Numbers.
                            * Compete at Novice at JB in Nov as set up for...
                            * (2014) Compete at Southren Eights Long Format Event, BN

                            Extras,
                            * Clinic with Sinead Halpin, Becky Holder, or Jimmie Wofford
                            * Lesson with Lellie Ward at Paradise Farm
                            * Take my mare Mercedes to a Dressage Training Level test (II or III)
                            * Finish my home arena
                            * Keep my day job so I can still have fun riding.
                            * oh and do a HP with Sterling, trail ride to the lake and let the horses swim

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Originally posted by scubed View Post
                              I always feel I should be knocking on wood with crossed fingers holding a four leaf clover before posting any of this stuff, but:
                              1) Event at training with Keegan, first time for me above novice since 2008. Starting the season with the Leslie Law clinic in January.
                              2) Sell the remaining two horses and get Keebler a job
                              3) Sell the rest of the dressage saddles and get myself one I love as much as I love my jumping saddle
                              4) Run a lot (big running plans this year)
                              Running plans too! Love to hear them!
                              Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                              Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                My goals are finally gonna kick in this year!
                                1) Take regular lessons with a jumping/xc trainer and my dressage trainer at LEAST every other week (I am 22 and continually suffer from a disease called "I'm-always-broke-because-I-spend-most-of-my-money-on-my-horse-but-I'm-cool-with-it". Search the threads, this is a real disease!)
                                2) RIDER AND HORSE FITNESS
                                3) Run/Jog. A lot. Getting up close and personal with shin splints
                                4) Do my first event!

                                Its been hard to get any of this accomplished because either I am working way to much to be able to do any of this or haven't been able to take lessons enough. Not this year! 2013, MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Goals with horses can so easily turn into own-goals. 2011 was a bad enough year to last a lifetime. 2012 was much improved. I hope to continue on the up trend.

                                  1. Safe and sound eventing seasons for my four competition-age horses. The two homebreds should be moving up to Prelim, the two projects are just starting out.

                                  2. A healthy Chairman foal for Kissy Kiss. If only I could remember when this event is supposed to take place. April? May? Also, I want a filly foal. No boys for me.

                                  3. Fewer bucks on fat BC pony. Also fewer pounds on him, so that I don't have to keep calling him 'fat'.

                                  4. Seniors stay healthy. This is always a worry.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    My goal is simply to ride more. 2012 was a crazy year for me and I just did not get a lot of riding in. This year, I want to ride, ride, ride and start taking regular lessons again. Both horses are ready to DO something!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      These goals are on the fence because so often they get derailed:

                                      1. Compete at the Mother's Day Classic. I've been wanting to for the past 2 years but usually end up volunteering. Not that there's anything wrong with it.
                                      2. Aspen Farms spring HT
                                      3. Trail ride to places I haven't been every year
                                      4. Start Xena under saddle - in the fall.
                                      5. Sell my dressage and Berney Bros saddle and buy something that fits
                                      6. Go on at least 1 pack trip. Been wanting to go for the past 5 years so need to go this year. If DH would just plan a weekend or two, no problem. He usually likes to plan them when I've already entered a HT that weekend.
                                      Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        arabracer,

                                        Thank you for the tip about coconut water. I do not drink coffee, but do drink iced tea (caffine there, too). Sometimes, we go over to eat at the local BBQ restaurant, which is close to the KHP. I am certain that my sodium content is off the charts after eating there. No more tea for me and I will stay away from the BBQ place. I never, ever, ever (I am too old for Taylor Swift), ever want to get so dehydrated that I have to spend time in a hospital!

                                        BTW, where do you buy coconut water?

                                        I, too, would like to do the BN 3day at Southern 8ths Farm. I have not told my DH, yet. I suspect that I will get a, "Are you kidding me!" I can dream, can't I?
                                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X