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    03-12-2010, 10:52 PM
My husband has a helmet light for riding his mountain bike at night. He also has the flashing red light that clips on the seat post of his bike. He told me that the next time I went riding at night that I'd have to figure out how to get the red light to stay in Rosie's tail. I can put the headlight on my riding helmet and just put the battery pack in a jacket or vest pocket. There is also this Horse-E-Lites LED Light-Up and Reflective Breast Plate: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - that I've been considering...just for the reflective and the being seen from the side view (if I'm at an intersection of sorts on the road).
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    03-14-2010, 11:49 AM
We're not allowed to go on trails past a certain time because of the neighbouring wildlife, but it sounds like so much fun! Sometimes in the winter on full moons the whole field is lit up and I want to try riding in there sometime.
    03-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Horses generally do see better than humans at night but it isn't always a good thing. I don't know if it is the shadows or what but most of the time if a horse is even slightly spooky on a regular day, they will be 10 times worse at night.
The thing to keep in mind at night with deep shadows or lights is that although horses do see much better than we do in low light, their eyes take longer to adjust to changes in light than ours. This is a reason that many horses will pause for a minute when going from even moonlight into a deep shadow.
    03-14-2010, 09:56 PM
I've been on a few night rides during full moons in summer. It kind of scares me, but my horse seems so relaxed it's almost bizarre. It's really nice to know they'll take care of us silly humans who go out riding even when we can't see squat. It is a very good bonding experience.

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