You're not even supposed to practice a test in its entirety so that the horse doesn't memorize it and do the moves on his own.
Hmm, that's interesting. I've never heard that before and I've been eventing for years. I've always ridden the whole entirety of the test over and over and over again to ensure that both my horse and I have it down pat for when competition comes.
That is definitely a question I have to ask Dorothy Crowell when she comes this weekend for the clinic. Thanks for bringing that up.