Planning your pattern is essential for a
 successful execution. Photo © The American Quarter Horse Journal

Horse Showing Arena Geography

You wouldn’t set off on a journey without mapping out a course. Don’t set off in a horse-showing pattern course without planning just as carefully.

 Think of each new arena as a new territory to be mastered, and you’ll find yourself navigating patterns with ease – or at least with a plan.

Pattern in Your Pocket

People should have two things in their pocket all the times: a schedule of events for the day and a copy of patterns they’ll be doing that day.

 If you have a schedule, you don’t have to be nervous because you’re not sure whether you’re in the next class or the fifth class or the 10th.

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