A fun strategy for right now is to set a 90-day goal. Make sure it’s one that you find genuinely exciting — and that fits in your overall horse plans for the future. What are the things that you always wished you had time to study or learn or get better at? Because what’s good about now is that we ALL have lots more time on our hands. And we have the luxury of slowing down. So many big gains in performance come from slowing down to get things right first.

Not sure what to pick as a goal? Try this exercise. Sit down and write out ALL your goals related to horses and riding. Every single one. Even the one about riding in the Olympics or the Calgary Stampede. Put them all on paper. Then read them over and pick the three that excite you the most. Don’t worry about the current weird spring break — just pick those three.

Finally, count to ten — and then pick the ONE that you absolutely love the most (even if you think it’s crazy and silly). And be sure to check out Part 2 of this blog series, where I describe how to set a 90-day plan to make significant progress on that goal. Even the Olympic one.

Believe it or not, Spring 2020 is the PERFECT time for horsemanship progress. There are actually genuine advantages to the current situation. No, really — there are. The key is to focus on those advantages and exploit the heck out of them.

That’s how we horse people can take this pandemic and make something positive come from it. Sound crazy? Listen to my podcast episode below to find out more.

Horse Wise and I are here to help — and we have LOTS of ideas. Follow our blog, podcast and social media for regular updates (and practical tips).