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post #1 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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memerasing the course help :S

hey everyone ,

I resently started jumping and im having trouble memerasing the course :S
And i was wondering if other riders would have tricks and tips to help me with this!

Its almost like I cosentrate to much on jumping the jump well and after i just go blank and forget were im going. Help please lol

p.s sorry bout the bad spelling u guys :P
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 02:47 PM
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I have the same problem! What helps me is to relax. Picture yourself schooling.

Also, make sure to really study the course. If possible, get to the show early and practice the course inside your head. See if you can go last in the group of riders, this way you can watch other girls do the course.

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post #3 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 04:02 PM
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I event, so we always get the chance to walk our courses, which I always do at least 3 times. I also usually have a friend on the ground and I tell them the course after I warm up, and I watch the riders in front of me do it. Mentally ride the entire course. Like, blue jump, rollback to red and white two stride, bending line to natural oxer, etc.

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post #4 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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okai awesome thanks .... if anyone esle have any tricks i would love to here them :)
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 06:54 PM
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I try to give the jumps very memorable names. Instead of the "yellow and black" which can get confused with the "yellow and blue" I call it the "Bumblebee." Often at shows, they have plants and decorations on the side, which leads me to the "fern" or the "tree." Also, just call it what it is! Gate, oxer, "OMGMASSIVESPREAD," step oxer, etc. It really helps to watch someone do it, too.
Lastly, when you're naming them, include the turns. You don't want to know how embarrassing to be at a show and forget all the turns to the jumps, and have to circle around a couple times to find each one! (Not that I've done that...Hehe..)
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 06:59 PM
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^^^^
YES~ Turns are very important ! I would know

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post #7 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 07:16 PM
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Also see this thread: Best Ways to Memorize Courses


I asked the same question :) It isnt easy, but once you figure out how is the best way for you to learn the course then keep with it until someone shows you a better way, or you add an extra to what you already have going.

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post #8 of 14 Old 09-26-2010, 11:27 PM
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If at all possible, do it on foot! I don't mean in the show ring, I mean off to the side when you get your course. Find a small area, and you can use rocks or cones to mark out each jump. Although the spacing will be much shorter, put everything out like it should be. A lot of times actually doing it is the only way to really get it in your memory. Ignore all of the 'you're crazy' looks that you'll be receiving, because it will pay off once you enter the ring!
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-29-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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awesome!! :) thanks a millions what u guys said really helped :P
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-29-2010, 08:25 PM
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If you are doing the jumpers and have the oppurtunity to walk the course, do it! It helps, if your doing the eq or hunters and they don't let you, learn the course and keep going over it, watch quite a few riders go. Give the jumps names you like and will remember so that while your going you can identify them, repeat it in your head over and over and over lol. It gets easier as you go to more shows. Good luck!
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