I saw this one a few blogs lately, and I LOVE this idea. Since I work in the PR/Marketing world, and do SWOT analysis kind of thing for clients all the time, I can’t believe I didn’t think of giving this a try for O. Anyway thank you for the fabulous idea. Here we go:
Strengths: Great personality. Overall fitness level (a little fat-better than when we bought her). Great family support. Great training staff. O is brave and honest when she’s ridden. O wants to do what you ask. Husband understands horses and O. I have a fabulous job I love.
Weakness: Struggle to clean up her feet. Confusing lameness issues this spring/summer. Time crunch for me between work, home, horse, etc. Additional finances for showing (down the road). Not great fit for her turnouts (they are fine, but she’s just really picky/needy).
Opportunities: This area has great local shows. I have a great farrier and relationship with him. We are moving to different, and better facilties after christmas. We are going to try her in full front pads and back shoes. I am changing my schedule to ride early AM so I can better spend time at home and on horse.
Threats: Her continuing soreness/foot issues… This one scares me a lot though, I love my girl!