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20 Tips for Perfecting Horse Show Patterns


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

Think of each new horse show 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

When you set off for the day, make sure you have these two things in your pocket all the time: a schedule of events for the day and a copy of the patterns they’ll be doing that day.

Your goal is going to be:

  1. Take that pattern everywhere.
  2. Read it.
  3. Understand it.
  4. Ride it.
  5. Make it look so easy that anybody could do it. The easier it looks, the higher you will score.

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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