When you hit the wrong notes in the pedals, this happens not because your organ playing shoes feels uncomfortable. It's not even the difficulty level of the pedal part that makes it easy to miss some correct notes. The reason you are hitting incorrect notes in the pedals is also not because you don't know it well enough.
Here's the thing: it all comes from your mind.
The deepest reason for making mistakes in the pedal line is your focus. Our thoughts wander all over the place during the practice and performance. This state of mind often causes you do depress the notes with your feet without being 100 % sure. If you aren't absolutely sure you will play the correct notes, you will probable make mistakes.
The secret is to be laser-focused on the spot you are playing right now.
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.