11-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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A much cheaper option is a set of Hi-Viz reflective bands. You can get some that wrap around the horses legs and tail, plus of course the Hi Viz reflective rider.
Much cheaper than these, and more reliable because no battery required.
I used to live, ride and drive around the unlit lanes in the UK and can vouch for the amazing difference that hi viz makes to the early visibility and safety of horse and ride.
Edited - I have just realised that that was a crowd-funding thing rather than a sales ad. I stand by what I said though, I think Hi Viz works. Sadly, it sounds as though this lady was hit despite wearing hi viz and we cannot know whether this was driver ineptitude or insufficient hi viz. Probably the former.