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        01-31-2010, 11:03 AM
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        01-31-2010, 11:17 AM

    Okay so here's a picture. It will work better than me trying to draw it out hopefully. For this course, in my head or out loud I would say:

    "Pink quaterline going away from home to inside blue line going home to outside orange line going away from home to inside green line going home to outside black line going away from home."

    I keep playing it in my head before I go into the arena, and I tell it to my trainer right before I enter the arena as well. Hope this helps!!
        01-31-2010, 03:08 PM
    I always walk it, usually two or three times. The first time, I get the sequence into my head. I try to remember each individual fence by some characteristic. For example "White gate, then bend around to red oxer, roll back to triple combination".
    It makes the jumps more individual, than just looking at an arena full of jumps. Pick out something identifying for each fence. Usually colors, or the type of jump. If it is a gate, a flower box, an oxer, etc.

    Then the second time I walk, I get down the angles I want to take, how close I want to cut the corners, and make sure my approaches from these angles/corners are straight.

    Then after doing this I might stand outside the arena and go over it a couple more times in my head. The distances, angles, corners, and the sequence of fences. :)
        02-02-2010, 01:36 PM
    For show jumping, I first walk the course twice to see where the jumps are. When I'm done walking the course, I stand back and follow the jump sequence with my finger, saying the numbers of each jump my finger "jumps". After I have done that a few times I close my eyes, visualising the course in my head still using my finger to to the turns and going over every jump.

    When I've finished with that, then I warm up my horse. Once my horse is warmed up, I stand to watch one or two others jumping the course, and then walk around until my class. As soon as there is one more person in front of me, I close my eyes and visualise the course again and follow it around with my finger.

    I hope that helps you.
        02-12-2010, 12:29 AM
    I remember my courses by looking at the paper, and at the same time i'm standing in front of the ring and go along trace the jumps with my finger as I read the course on my paper
    Idk if I explained that complexly but lol it is really easy to remember it if you just keep visualizing yourself jumping it while you look at the course
    Hope this helps! :)

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