I've started to do this recently (only when I'm on the hill, not on the roads for obvious reasons). I spend so much time on a horse it's quite a luxury to have something to listen to. I am currently obsessed with Desert Island Discs to quite a worrying degree - it makes me feel at least 50!
Just wondering whether anybody else does this?
I have to remind myself to be careful about singing when I'm on Megan - the last time anybody sung to her it was the butcher as they were winning that race. He was desperate to keep her concentrating and knew that if he interfered with her physically in any way, she'd throw the whole thing away. So now if I sing to her she puts her death face on and starts pulling. Funny little thing.
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Heck, no - there has to be somewhere I can get away from talk/music/sound. And it would affect my concentration, I think. I don't even have my phone on because if it beeps to tell me there's a message, it distracts me.
I dont no. I like to be fully alert to noises around me. I dont like to be distracted.
Have seen people riding along, 2 ear phones in, completly oblivious to traffic behind wanting to pass. Think its a little irresponsible. If i was to ride to music, id only have it very low and one ear phone in so i could hear whats going on around me and be alert.
Its not often i ride without! I find it so much easier to concentrate with music in. I used to ride with one earphone in while hacking and both while schooling, but ive taken to just having a small pair of neon pink headphones around my neck, i can hear everything and the music all at once! x
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I do it with Holly when we are hacking on the tracks alone because it helps me relax and ignore the scary bush, bag, flower, gate or whatever else we come across and so Holly's spooks are ignored. I don't tend to have both earphones in, but I have done when we've been schooling in the school as it helps me work on rhythm. I wouldn't do it if I were near a road though, but I think it really helps with a spooky horse on the tracks.
I wouldnt have one in on the roads obviously could be quite dangerous but music can help you feel rhythm and stuff just from a schooling point of view, you can also get these kind of 'lessons' on Mp3 i think which are geared towrads a certain topic and guide you in the schooling useful if you lack a bit of focus or motivation although i havent used them myself