03-21-2012, 02:12 AM
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If you want to do it and have jumped the height of the course, then I say go for it!
Even if you can not work on an actual jump courses at home very often between now and the show, you can work on "trotting-pole courses" instead, or drawing different courses out (or looking some up online) to practice remembering just so you get an idea of what is going to be expected in terms of needing to remember your course for the show, etc.
I am not sure what you ride, but when I rode hunters, while it was always a little nerve-racking, the lower level hunter courses were pretty easy if you pick them apart and really concentrate.
I always try to remember the courses by numbers and sometimes short descriptions: 1, 2-3 line, 4-5 diagonal, etc. Or if they are decorated or XC, 1 pumpkin, 2 log, 3 christmas tree, etc. Then, once you are going over a fence, cross it off your mental check list and focus on the next fence.