As most cutting horse shows start back up in June, it is time to think about your strategy for the rest of the year and get your head in back in the game! Top trainer Michael Cooper offers some great insight into how to do just that!
Michael Cooper spends time with each of his clients on developing their goals. He said setting goals depends on three things: the horse, the rider, and the steps they need to take together to accomplish those goals. For example, what does the client want to do with their horse? Show more themselves or have Cooper show it to try to win the most money on it?
Together, they also decide if it’s an open or a non pro horse or if it can be both at some shows. From there, they work out a plan for the horse. If it’s a horse they just want to show in the non pro or amateur, Cooper will still show it every third show or so at the weekend level to keep it tuned up and increase its money earned.
Have you set your goals for what you’d like to get done in cutting this year?
If the answer is yes – that’s awesome! How are they coming along? Do you need a little help refining them?
If the answer is no, don’t sweat it, you can set goals anytime of the year, like right now! Don’t think that it’s only something you do at the start of the new year. A new year for your goals starts the very day you set them!
Some people get a little uncomfortable when talking about goals because it makes them more accountable. But that’s just the point. It’s the very thing that most often separates those who become successful and those who don’t.
So if you haven’t set your goals yet and are not sure where to start, we’ve put together a video explaining why they are so powerful and exactly how you can do it, to better ensure you stay on track to achieve them using S.M.A.R.T goals.
Click on the video to watch.
Whether you want to haul for a world title, start a colt, win an aged event or score your first 74, the same principals apply. Now that you have more clarity on how to set your S.M.A.R.T goals, we have a great worksheet to help you clarify them, write them down and put them into action step by step.
Simply click HERE to download the free S.M.A.R.T goals worksheet.
Remember, it’s rarely the most talented or the smartest who wins, but the person who continues to learn, who shows up and refuses to quit.
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We want to help make 2016 your best year in cutting yet!