[LMB] Running vs ball sports

Stellan Lagerstrom stellanl at concinnity.se
Tue Oct 28 23:38:03 GMT 2008


>
>> Matija wrote:
>> Hmm. I like this story, but unless you had quite a few other runners or
>> riders at the beginning, to stop the horse you've cut out of the herd from
>> circling quickly round and disappearing back into safety amongst his
>> friends, I cannot see it working! Horses are very fast, and very determined
>> to follow their natural herd instincts! One person on foot could not stop a
>> horse from rejoining the herd, even if he was Usain Bolt!
>>     
This is, of course, the main reason for being in a herd, school, flock
etc. To make it as hard as possible for predators to tire out one
individual.

Francis Turner wrote:
> Which is the point. An unburdened human can keep going for longer and
> go further. Once the horse has galloped off from the herd the human
> can jog fast enough to keep him in view and catch him up every time he
>
>   
Just remember that this assumes an endless plain. In hilly or wooded
terrain, good luck without a large party of well-coordinated hunters...

/Stellan




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