Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's resolutions

I blogged about my writer's New Year's resolutions on my freelance writing blog, but I also have one personal New Year's resolution that has to do with my horse.

5. Spend quality time with Panama at least 3 times a week.

I have gotten into the habit lately of only going to the barn because I have to do something, like put on or take off Panama's blanket — and three-fourths of the time, that's all I do. This is a big change from how I used to be, when I would visit almost every day and at the very least groom him, if not ride.

You can probably imagine what "quality time" is, but just to clarify, I mean spending some amount of time just with him, whether that means grooming, lunging, riding, or working on some other training thing (such as loading onto the trailer).

I always feel so bad for horses whose owners never visit, and I don't ever want to turn into that kind of owner. This New Year's resolution is about making sure that doesn't happen.

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