Sunday, January 4, 2015

Reflect on final results (What knowledge did you gain? What new talents and abilities do you have? What have you discovered about your limitations? What new friends and supporters do you have?)

What knowledge I gained:

I learned that sometimes taking risks can make you feel more confident in yourself and in the things that you are able to push yourself to do. I also learned that what I thought was going to be hard was very   easy. I found that taking my risk made me more confident in the things I can accomplish by myself.

What are my new talents and abilities:

Now that I have taken that risk I am able to jump a lot higher without any stirrups. I have also gained more confidence in the things I can do, for example I am taking the risk of leasing a new horse who is much bigger than the one I own right now.

What have you discovered about your limitations:

I have discovered that now I have opened up a lot of opportunities for my self. With this risk I gained more self confidence and responsibility.

What new friends and supporters do I have:

At first I had a lot of people doubting me. But know I can trust my friends that they have some faith in me and support me in this.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Progress, successes, failures, and adjustments.

I have started working on trotting ( the third fastest speed on a horse)
without using stirrups. I have also been working on accurately making it over a jump at a correct speed (not to fast not to slow.) My only failures are my cramps from riding with no stirrups. My successes are being able to go awhile longer than I used to be able to go without cramping up to bad. My only adjustments to this would be going longer without cramping up, canter with no stirrups over poles, and be able to finish my goal stronger than I was when I started.Thanks for supporting me!

Goals hopes, fears, & dreams

My hopes are that I will be more successful than the women in the picture!! My fears are that I won't epically fail at this task like this young lady fell off of her horse. I eventually want to be able to jump without stirrups with no fear of falling off. I hope I am able to achieve this goal.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

         I have decided to jump with no stirrups, by January 7, 2015.
 You may not know what this is. This is an activity that involves horses. I am going to jump over a fence with only a saddle on the horse. I am passionate and jumpy about this risk. If you have any questions, or suggestions for me I would love to hear them. Thanks for supporting me!