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:
- Take that pattern everywhere.
- Read it.
- Understand it.
- Ride it.
- 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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