Originally Posted by CustomLegacy
Well, this may sound quite childish, but what I do, is I take a childs horse toy and I go over the pattern, therefore in-visioning myself with the horse doing the pattern
I did this when I was still showing breed shows for pattern classes too (and I wasn't really young enough to be playing with them).
Another technique is to "ride" the pattern in your driveway or parking lot (or even in the arena if you want the extra workout from the sand) without your horse. Something about having the pattern on paper in front of you while you walk/trot/lope through it on your own feet and say it aloud to yourself really helps it to sink in.