We didn't make our 30 rides for the Northwood Farms Horsemanship Challenge this year.. We did get lots of good results though and I am happy with the finish. We passed the 40 horsemanship hours and Arwen now will come up to me at the mounting block and stand quietly for me to mount. This is a huge success and I am happy that I spent the time getting this better.
I think that accomplishing what you have set out to do is really important but sometimes even though you may not accomplish exactly what you set out to do you have made other important changes. The Challenge has inspired me to be more progressive with Arwen. So even though we didn't actually finish the correct amount of rides we were winners anyway. One of our last rides we played with dragging a tarp. Something new and we can work on this again until I can drag it from her back. :)