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Started by widenation on Apr 23, 2022 6:30:07 PM
Riderless Horses

I noticed watching the Grand National that such horses (having thrown their riders at a fence - but still in the racing pack) are somehow corralled into a kind of filter lane and catching pen - and wondered how this was done in practice?

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phantlers - 23 Apr 2022 18:49:48 (#1 of 27)

Most horses prefer to go around obstacles to jumping over them. They then take the shortest route to unsaddling and a feed. I reckon.

Arjuna - 23 Apr 2022 20:18:37 (#2 of 27)

Are they the equine equivalent of driverless cars?

Tinymcsmithy - 23 Apr 2022 20:21:52 (#3 of 27)

Artificial Equintelligence

widenation - 23 Apr 2022 20:27:00 (#4 of 27)

That reminds me - I saw three brand new Mitsubishi SUVs driving in perfect convoy with their hazards on the other day - about 30mph. Driverless?

thePiMan - 25 Apr 2022 08:28:29 (#5 of 27)

Surely having seen them you're in a better position than us to answer that

widenation - 04 May 2022 18:34:04 (#6 of 27)

I think it might actually have been a marketing stunt, which I fell for, and have commented on Mitsubishi semi-autonomous SUVs to a number of people now. If so - that's quite clever (if devious) marketing, for a change.

phantlers - 04 May 2022 18:45:14 (#7 of 27)

Might it have been a driverless car in the middle with human operated cars in front and behind?

widenation - 04 May 2022 19:50:44 (#8 of 27)

Yes quite possibly - all cars were exactly the same distance apart and all doing about 28mph - on the sort of road that was perfect for this sort of thing - ie slow moving with very good visibility and large grass areas on both sides of road.

Driving with hazards on is a no-no I thought.

HouseOfLametta - 04 May 2022 19:51:09 (#9 of 27)

Mitsubishi appear to be using, er, Mazdas.

https://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2019/1021.
html

widenation - 04 May 2022 19:52:25 (#10 of 27)

Three of these monsters:

https://mitsubishi-motors.co.uk/cars/outlander-phev/

Tinymcsmithy - 04 May 2022 19:55:30 (#11 of 27)

This thread title gives me a White Horses earworm.

widenation - 04 May 2022 20:07:16 (#12 of 27)

Gives me a Patti Smith one.

HouseOfLametta - 04 May 2022 20:09:52 (#13 of 27)

Gives me a Gram Parsons one.

RosyLovelady - 05 May 2022 11:11:48 (#14 of 27)

I've never been an enthusiast for horse songs.

Lawlsie - 05 May 2022 11:28:04 (#15 of 27)

Wild Horses is a much better tune that White Horses

browserbutton - 05 May 2022 13:03:26 (#16 of 27)

This thread title gives me a David Niven thinkworm.

HouseOfLametta - 05 May 2022 23:02:24 (#17 of 27)

Osmonds, anyone?

RosyLovelady - 06 May 2022 07:14:19 (#18 of 27)

See, there's no end of terrible horse tunes.

thePiMan - 06 May 2022 07:54:29 (#19 of 27)

Crazy Horses is ace.

Arjuna - 06 May 2022 09:21:28 (#20 of 27)

The Osmonds were a cracking band for a few years. The boys could really play and knocked out some decent tunes. I love One Bad Apple and Down By The Lazy River.

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