What is your 2017 Vision?

What is a vision board? The definition of a vision board is:: “a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.” In one of the courses for continued education I have signed up for this year, we were required to make a vision board. I spent 2 weeks searching through photos, Pinterest and Facebook to find images that fit my vision for 2017. I plan on taking this year by the horns and not letting go until I get what I want. 2017 is going to be a big year for us at SL
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TS Jay Twister AKA Dori

So I have been putting this off for a few days, but I wasn't sure I wanted to share it with the world. I shared the store with in a secret Facebook group, so I decided to share with all of you also. You all know about Dori, my 6 yr old Jackie Bee bred mare.
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Starting my next journey!

Now that the 2015-2016 barrel racing season is over and I am looking forward to 2016-2017 (mostly 2017) as I start to bring horses up and fill the shoes that Rocket is leaving behind. I still plan to haul and run him a little as I don't think he 100% ready to quit and I need a veteran to haul with the "babies" who aren't exactly babies anymore.
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NBHA State Finals

Tomorrow morning, we leave for King City for our last race of the season. NBHA State Finals runs Oct 1st through Oct 2nd this year! It will be the last big race for Rocket but he will only be going into semi-retirement as I want to haul him with Dori and he isn't ready to quit.
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Saddle Shopping

I have the opportunity to purchase a new barrel saddle. There are so many options out there and I am pretty sure way more option than when I purchased my current Billy Cook Barrel Saddle 10 years ago from Boot Barn. I purchased this saddle that long ago without really knowing much about saddle fit other than my butt needed to fit in it and it shouldn’t roll on my horse. Other than that I wasn’t educated enough about gullet size and bars :: semi QH vs Full QH, etc. I was looking for a saddle that was functional, fit
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How to Teach Your Horse Patience

As I start hauling/riding/seasoning my young and inexperienced horses, I have to take the time to teach them how to be patient. Right now, when my grey mare is tied to the trailer (by herself or with other horses), she paws and ends up breaking off the reflectors on the side of the trailer. She is being naughty and just doesn’t know yet, how to stand quietly at the trailer. She may never stand completely quiet, but it is my job as her trainer to teach her how to behave while she is standing tied. Everyone has their own ideas
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