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post #1 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in the dark

so it's that time of year again....were it gets dark way early. I work full time and do not get home until around 5. I then have few other things to do and can't get down to barn until around 630(its on my property) anyways how do I keep my horse in shape when can't ride as often due to darkness. He was green broke last year so did most of work on the ground and in barn riding been riding outside with him al summer. Any thougts?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 03:43 PM
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Do you have a lighted area around a round pen or a paddock where you could lunge him? I installed a light on the side of the stable that points into the paddock and it gives me an area to lunge or even ride. It is definitely a pain. I'm losing a lot of riding time too. I'll be glad when I can get back over to the indoor arena in the evenings.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 04:11 PM
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I have a mercury light that lights up our whole yard along with 500watt floodlights off the back of the house and garage. Yup, my electric bill sucks, but I would say 50% of our riding year round is in the pitch black nights. On those nights that have a full moon we'll take them out for a trailride which is amazing!
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 04:51 PM
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I used to ride all in the dark. Not a big problem for me.
But yes do lunge him in a pen. Then I would buy some lighting to put some where. Then with some lights you can ride and he can still in shape.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 05:08 PM
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i would just ride in the dark. full moon nights would be the best. or if your barn has power run an extension cord with a portable light.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 05:17 PM
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I rode in the dark quite of a few times, the right horse helps though. It was very relaxing on Moonlit nights, particularly a full moon.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 05:19 PM
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I love riding in the moonlight.
It's pretty and quiet, I rode at 10:31 P.M once.
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