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post #21 of 26 Old 12-28-2012, 02:37 PM
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Its pretty common back home in NM to ride at night. Its cooler and I've always felt the horses listen and respond better. Plus night trails are a BLAST!

I personally wouldn't ride at night back home now though. It gets down to -5F O_O

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post #22 of 26 Old 12-28-2012, 03:08 PM
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I love moonlight rides! Never really done it in the winter, though....I usually do it in the warmer months, but it's so much fun. I'd never go out alone however.....at least not on purpose. I HAVE gone riding and not timed my ride properly and ended up alone after dark. I prefer company! LOL!
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post #23 of 26 Old 12-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
My horse went better in the dark when I bought him some lights. He wears an LED breastplate modified with a center spotlight and be goes along in the dark just great.
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Do you have any pictures of this? It sounds great!

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post #24 of 26 Old 12-28-2012, 11:22 PM
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We haven't ridden at night since the fall.......where we live it gets pretty cold here in the winter but it's been mild this week but it makes it really slippery so I haven't even been riding......would never have thought of the glo sticks though, we do carry flashlights with us so if we are out on the road we turn them on when we hear/see cars coming and we will face the horses so they see them also and then continue on......love moonlight riding!

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post #25 of 26 Old 12-29-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Just got back in from riding. Our first experience went great! It was so beautiful out, there was frost on the trees and it was snowing lightly and it was so bright! I stuck around the farm and rode in the area I usually work Dakota in, and then I ventured to the end of the driveway and back but that was it lol, but it was a lot of fun!

Around this time of year here its below zero but its been in the high teens and tonight it was 15 degrees out but I had like 10 layers on and I actually got hot! lol
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post #26 of 26 Old 12-29-2012, 01:29 AM
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Our club actually used to put on a full-moon moonlight ride as a fund raiser. They would mark the entire trail in glow sticks and crack them just before dark. The horses would actually start going from glow stick to glow stick once they got the idea. Someone put a glow stick on their dog to keep track of him, too. You can imagine how confused the horse was when he walked up the the next glow stick on the trail, and it ran away!
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