While that Thanksgiving turkey is settling in your stomach, let's sit down on your couch and have a talk. You have big plans for yourself and your horse for next year, and I want to make sure you have done everything possible to make those plans become a reality. I know we have talked about these things in the past, so here are PDFs of some of my previous columns on future planning so you can review them.
Get Ready to Event! (June 2006)
A down-to-earth program for getting you to your first event physically and mentally ready to compete--and have fun!
Stars in Your Eyes! (July 2006)
If you see yourself competing at a higher level than you do now, here's a system that will help you get there.
Get Started on a Better 2008 (January 2008)
You don't need to be riding to improve your chances of success in the coming season.
'Tis the Season. To Think Ahead (December 2008)
'Tis the season to be jolly. 'Tis also the season to think about your competition season past and to plan ahead for your season to come.
To read another of Jim's preparation articles, see "Rider Fitness = Better Performance" in the December 2009 issue of Practical Horseman magazine.