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  1. #1
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    Default Do you drive like you ride??

    Like the title says..I noticed today that when I drive, I feel like I am riding..I will count strides to bumps in the road; I will prepare myself to stop by sitting back in my seat; and basically when I am driving I will feel as if I am riding and treat my car like it's my horse...
    Anybody else do this??



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    Well, I tend to pump the brakes so that's sort of like half-halting, right?



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    Can't say I do as I have never gotten a parking ticket on a horse.



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    Quote Originally Posted by billiebob View Post
    Well, I tend to pump the brakes so that's sort of like half-halting, right?
    Ha ha, yeah, that is what I think every time I pump the brakes...half halt, slow down..get that stride....lol



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    Nah.

    I don't speed whilst driving...and yet...a good gallop makes me grin. I try to do one of those every time I ride. Just cuz.
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    I've been guilty of trying to get my car to leg yield but it's still like a 2x4.. not supple at all:lol
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    I say 'whoa' and cluck to go slower and faster when I'm driving. My husband thinks I'm weird...



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    I know there have been times when I wished that my old four-door longbed would sidepass itself into the only parking spot available (compact car parallel parking )
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    I have never thought about this question...

    BUT! I drive like a bat out of hades...no fear...brakes are for babies. I ride with lots of half halts, transitions, circles, etc. Much more timid in general. This is not to say I don't enjoy a good run across a field. My wild riding decreased significantly around the time I started to drive...coincident?
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    I've caught myself clucking to my truck before

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    Yes, forward with lots of impulsion.
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    I too am guilty of trying to leg yield my car.



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    Ha! I've been doing this since I was riding in school buses to school!



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    No, but towing a horse trailer has really changed the way I drive. I start to slow waaayyy before the traffic light and watch out for those tractor trailer and dumptrucks. I know how one cannot stop quickly with so much weight.



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    Default If I did I'd have sooo many tickets . . .

    No. I daydream when I drive a car. At work I am Mad Max. I know exactly how wide and long my machine is, my turning radius, can drive backwards just as fast, can pick up things that are leaning or crooked and don't care if I wreck, just get the truck unloaded and get the guy on his way.
    Riding on the flat and trail riding is daydreaming, and easy enough, but when I start jumping my physical ability does not match up with my mental attitude, and I don't know too many horses that want to be ridden by Mad Max. I can tight focus at work and ignore a big audience while I do something finicky, but cannot do it o/f. I have tried to explain this to the trainer, who knows, it might be a problem that other re-riders or riders who learned late in life share. People who are hyper competent in their work and cannot let go and learn something new and totally different. I dunno, I was told years ago that I needed to try out for polo because I focussed too much. I guess the idea was I would focus on the ball and the game and stop obssessing over the mechanics of riding.

    I also know that it was a lot easier to learn to drive at work because they were paying me to be there and I had 8 hours to get it right if I chose to (some people never do), and just about every aspect of getting it right hinged on me and my performance. And like the polo game, I was more focussed with the idea of getting the job done.
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    Nah, I don't tend to take my vehicles off road nor do I try to jump ditches and logs with them. But I am as alert to things in the peripherial vision while driving as I am while riding. I treat things around me like they all can potentially jump out in front of either my horse or my car.



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    I lean forward going up hills or over speed bumps and practice counting strides to a bump... but I definitely drive faster and more recklessly than I ride. (:



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    Well, (head slap) THAT would explain all those dang tickets!

    "Look officer, I wasn't speeding, I was just trying to make the strides."



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    When my car won't go fast up a steep hill I find myself involuntarily clucking to it. Doesn't help.



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    hmmm...I drive all over the dang road. The only time I can drive straight is when there is a trailer attached. I think it's the weight issue.

    My geometry in the D Areana also sucks and I tend to hit trees on XC (though we know that is Boomer and not me cause he runs into trees when he's out in pature by himself too). So I guess there is a likness?
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