Billie Jean King once said: “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” No other combinations of words better describes the process of becoming a successful showman or show woman. You might already be familiar with the specific maneuvers in a western horsemanship pattern; however, it is essential to occasionally tie them all together to discover and prevent the problems that might be detrimental in the show pen.
To shorten the search process, we have assembled a variety of horsemanship patterns for you to practice. Below each one, you can find the pattern’s highlights. All patterns are suitable for every exhibitor level and division – Rookie, Level 1, Select, amateur and youth. These patterns have been taken from championships and world championship shows from recent years, and as you work your way down the list, you will notice that the patterns increase in degree of difficulty.
Practice is the secret. It’s the secret of how champions are made. Now, get on your horse and start playing until you get it right and can achieve your ultimate goal of becoming an AQHA horsemanship world champion.
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