From racing to riding... the training diary of an off the track Standardbred

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Goals

To keep myself motivated to ride in the bitter cold New England winters, I have decided to make a list of things I would like to do or achieve. So far, the list consists of:

  1. Work him at least 3x a week even if its just walking around the street
  2. Work on his new smiling trick and master it 
  3. Have him bow while I ride him
  4. Bareback and Bridle-less riding at least 3 times
  5. Stand on him as he walks around
  6. Modified skijourning at least twice
More to some as I think of them...any ideas on tricks I could teach him? It's important to keep his mind as well as him body moving in the winter!


  1. Sounds like some good goals. I taught Poppy how to give kisses. I am in the process of teaching her to lay down.
    Some other tricks you can teach her are, nodding her head yes, shaking her head no, paw the ground on command, Spanish walk and millions of others.

  2. We seem to think a lot alike ;)