Originally Posted by mom2pride
I usually only ride at night on moonlit nights, and that is more than enough light for my horse to see well; lights can really mess with your horse's night vision, so I would prefer not to use them, if I can. I don't ride on roads though, when I ride, so I don't need light, just my horse's eyes.
I have rode hundreds of miles in the dark and alot of it included road running late at night. I never used lights, a reflective tape on my back but no lights or nothing in front of me. I didn't want to mess with my night vision and any light in front of you can mess with it.
Horses see very well in the dark and negotiating deep cuts in the trial are no problem for a horse in total darkness.
I feel even that amount of light would mess with our vision.
Loved those moon lite rides.