however much we have prepared, things don't always go exactly to plan on competition day. top riders tell us how they stay focused when their competition plans go adrift how do you cope when things go wrong on competition day?“i think you just do. you learn to. you just have to! it’s going to happen all the time in eventing where things don’t go to plan and you just have to be quick thinking and change the plan. often i’ll set off on novices trying to be competitive and they’ll go a little green and i’ll change the plan from being competitive to trying to get a double clear. you have to do that constantly. you’re always trying to have the best result possible but sometimes the best result is a different result from what your plan a was.”“you can often feel everyone has seen [your mistake]! you need to think that when people do really well it’s often forgotten very quickly so it’s not as big as you tend to think it is. it’s important to do the analysis and work ...