Goals should be exciting, inspiring, motivating. They should stretch you, requiring you to grow in your skills and abilities. They should be challenging, and encourage you to improve as a person and a horsewoman.
Goals should be specific. What exactly is it that you want to achieve?
How will you know when you have achieved your goal?
Setting a deadline to achieve your goal will help to keep you accountable and on track.
Your goal should be relevant to your values and life priorities. It is also helpful if you can use your Signature Strengths in your pursuit of your goals.
Goals that are written positively, that are approach goals, that is, goals that require you to approach or pursue something positive, are more powerful than avoidance goals, where you are avoiding something negative.