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        07-26-2010, 12:56 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    ^ You can still tell if you knocked a rail if you look while going over. I will admit I've done it once or twice when in a jump off. Granted, I'm not jumping 5'6", but still.
         
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        07-26-2010, 01:24 PM
      #22
    Trained
    I still don't really see that as a reason....
         
        07-26-2010, 02:02 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I think they reached a level where their balance is no longer a fragile domino-castle, in which if you take 1 single piece away the whole construction shatters.

    They are where they are as rankings for a reason, and thanks to many many years of practice.

    Can a beginner driver drive with only 1 hand? No
    Can an experienced one drive single handed? Yes he can
         
        07-31-2010, 09:09 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Strange    
    ^ You can still tell if you knocked a rail if you look while going over. I will admit I've done it once or twice when in a jump off. Granted, I'm not jumping 5'6", but still.

    I can tell when I knocked a rail when I hear it clack clack while I'm looking at my next fence and adjusting to meet it correctly. I'm not a top level rider... but I'm guessing those top level riders can do pretty much the same thing I do to check whether or not they knock a rail
         
        08-01-2010, 09:47 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Void    
    I can tell when I knocked a rail when I hear it clack clack while I'm looking at my next fence and adjusting to meet it correctly. I'm not a top level rider... but I'm guessing those top level riders can do pretty much the same thing I do to check whether or not they knock a rail
    I agree. I've been thinking about this and I think its a balance thing in the air. Does that make sense ?
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        08-01-2010, 10:46 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Everyone has their bad habits.
         
        08-02-2010, 12:47 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Yeah, everything certainly makes sense now. Thanks to everyone for so many responses!
         

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