Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Take your time through the course (don't rush). I have had judges say to let your horse pause while on the bridge. Don't look behind you while doing back throughs - learn to feel it out and keep your body square. accustom your horse to various obstacles so they are no surprise. Practice bridges, gates, side passes, back throughs, etc. at home so it is easy at show. work on getting your horse not to tick the trot poles. Work on pivots.
The biggest thing is to practice, practice...you want smooth, relaxed, and not rushed. :)