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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Weekly Task Challenge: So You're at Level %$#, Now What?

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or just feeling stuck, try the weekly task as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more.)

So, you are at Level %$#, now what? No matter if you are officially assessing or unofficially assessing, you need to have a goal. Is your goal to move through the levels, compete in a sport, go to a fun show? This week's task is to assess where you are at and make a plan to move forward! What will it take to get you to the next level (or savvy)? What do you need to work on with your horse and what do you need to work on yourself? Check out the self-assessment criteria on the Savvy Club Website and run through the checklist. If you want to go to a show or perform in a sport, check out any criteria in addition to your savvy that may need attention. Then, make a list of action items for yourself with dates attached. Be sure your goals are specific and clear. If you don't set a deadline, things never get done! Consider following the SMART technique.

■ S = Specific
■ M = Measurable
■ A = Attainable
■ R = Realistic
■ T = Timely

Have fun, be realistic, and move forward! The summer is too short to do nothing! :)

4 comments:

Parelli Central said...

A great little pep talk. The summer is short. Enjoy it everyone.

Brett
Parelli Central

Michelle AKA arabhorselover1 said...

Thanks, Brett. And, as far as the summer, it is VERY short way up here! lol

-Michelle/arabhorselover1

Parelli Central said...

Hi Michelle,

Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this post so much I linked to it in my blog post today on Parelli Central. Check it out:

http://central.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/2010/06/horsemanship-blogs-and-goal-setting/

Thanks for sharing!

~Sarah

Michelle AKA arabhorselover1 said...

Good Evening Sarah---

Thank you for reading my post and pointing your readers my way. I've subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading it! Take care, keep reading, blogging, and of course, playing with your horses!

Naturally yours,
Michelle/arabhorselover1