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post #1 of 5 Old 08-22-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! So this thread will be quick. I have an 8 y/o QH who i show in hunters and very low level dressage and events. If you need any more info please ask below. I made it to districts in EQ (yay!) but i would like to know how to improve my horse/ me in the class. We arent usually the perfect smooth pattern kind of people and how could I fix that? Such as our circles arent always perfect, he backs ugly ect. And any tips on improving my score/placing in general would be gladly appreciated!!! Hope this all made sense I feel like it didnt

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-23-2012, 03:18 PM
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Practice, practice, practice! Really work on your back-ups and circles. Look up eq patterns online.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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There's many websites that have eq. Patterns posted, read up on those and go to the usef website and it has some of them posted there as well. Practice practice practice ! Lol

My advice on circles is plan it out in quarters, so you don't try to do the whole thing you split it up and it becomes a lot smoother
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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One more thing, don't watch everyone else do their patterns.. and if possible, volunteer to go first. I'm notorious for messing up my patterns, but now, I volunteer to go first or I simply avoid watching the others. It's easier to remember them under saddle.. but those showmanship patterns get me every time.

And when you're on your own, just practice a lot of transitions.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-01-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys!!

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