Can You Memorize A Show Jumping Course Like An Olympian?

It might not be as easy as you think.

As any equestrian can tell you, horseback riding is way more than simply sitting pretty.

As any equestrian can tell you, horseback riding is way more than simply sitting pretty.

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And when it comes to show jumping, riders have plenty to deal with — not least of all memorizing their course (AKA the order of fences they’re supposed to jump).

And when it comes to show jumping, riders have plenty to deal with — not least of all memorizing their course (AKA the order of fences they're supposed to jump).

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So, let’s see if you have the memory of Olympic show jumper Beezie Madden. Watch her and Cortes “C,” who she’ll be riding in the 2016 Olympic Games, complete a course — and then have a go at it yourself.

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