1. Push for a more active, engaged trot and canter during tests. I've gotten at least one "flat" or "quiet" (and not in a good way) comment on every single one of my dressage tests so far this year. I know Bobby's capable of adding some "bounce per ounce" as Sally O'Connor would say, but I let him get away with being a slug in tests because I'm so happy he's not throwing a temper tantrum.
2. Be aggressive with leg yields. Also on the "don't incite a Bobby riot" train, I'll get one or two straight, correct leg yields out of Bobby and quit. Then I get to a show and he magically forgets how to do them. I know he can score well on these if I force us both to ride them for real.
3. Be more present when jumping. Last event for awhile in a week, and I'd like to not put in a stadium round where I'm not sure we're going to stay in the arena. I just have to force myself to move on from one jump to the next, and make instant fixes. So. Hard. Sooooooo hardddddddddddddd.
4. Buy things!! Ha, who doesn't love putting that on a goal list? I need new tall boots, and my birthday is the second of this month.