Re: drafting question.......unanswered--TG

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Posted by Larry on December 09, 2000 at 09:37:49:

In Reply to: Re: drafting question.......unanswered--TG posted by Alydar in California on December 08, 2000 at 04:04:01:

correct my mistakes if you please.

It seems to me that if a horse is to take advantage of the concept of "drafting", one must know where the trail horse should be positioned. Don't the air pressure disruptions that surround the drafting location happen on the back left and back right side of the lead horse? Doesn't this mean the "draftee" must be running with the lead horses tail in his mouth? How are you going to move from there when you have boxed yourself in? At these speeds of less than 40mph, can't we assume that the ideal draft position, if one exists, is very close to the lead horse and that 5-10 feet behind him the advantage disappears.

Since, ultimately the one responsible for putting the horse in a draft position is the jock, how come you never hear jocks talk about "drafting"?

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