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post #11 of 15 Old 12-31-2009, 01:52 PM
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I've never been brave enough to do night riding on trails. I think I will the next time I go to LBL. They have some trails that I know well enough to be really comfortable on in a night ride.
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post #12 of 15 Old 12-31-2009, 08:05 PM
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I ride in the dark a lot during hunting season. We get up early, ride to where ever we want to hunt in the dark and tie the horses up and hunt all day, Return to camp after the sun has gone down. The best hunting hours are at sun up and sun down. We've also killed game and it takes an hour or so to cut it up and pack it on the horses. So we often make hour rides in the dark.

I am amazed at what my horse can see and how well they can find the trail in the dark. I've run into big black objects in the dark and not always known what they were. Pull my flashlight out and see a couple of Moo Cows on the trail or sometimes a big Moose or Buffalo. The cows I just herd off, no big worry, The moose and buffalo, I yell at and try to scare off. But I don't want to push the horse too close to wild animals in the dark.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-06-2010, 03:11 AM
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How is the breastcollar itself?

I mean, it's very cool that it is visible at night. . .but how well does it do the job a breastcollar is actually supposed to do?
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-06-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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How is the breastcollar itself?

I mean, it's very cool that it is visible at night. . .but how well does it do the job a breastcollar is actually supposed to do?
Well since I don't need a regular breast collar, I'm not too sure.
But I'd imagine it wouldn't be too effective if you actually needed to use one, just because it's a metal ring in the middle attaching the three straps together. Or would it be?
Not sure.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 02:48 PM
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Well since I don't need a regular breast collar, I'm not too sure.
But I'd imagine it wouldn't be too effective if you actually needed to use one, just because it's a metal ring in the middle attaching the three straps together. Or would it be?
Not sure.
Most of the riding I do involves a lot of climbing and descending hills, so I prefer to always use a breastcollar. To me, it would make no sense to have a breastcollar that wouldn't really hold up well enough to do what a breastcollar is designed for. I'd rather buy a well-made piece of equipment, and add my own lighting or reflective material at a later time if needed.

There are some other products on that site that look very interesting, though. Thank you for posting the link!
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