Do any of yall ever go riding at night? I have done this a few times and its pretty adventurous. I have the urge to do it now. I'm pretty sure I'm going to follow through on that urge.
It is a great way to really learn to trust your horse. Riding in the moonlight is wonderful.All the time in the summer . IMHO, nothing will build a bond and trust with your horse like loping bareback down a ditch when you can't see your hand in front of your face LOL. Also teaches you to really focus on your seat when you can't see your horse, kinda like riding with your eyes closed.
The thing to keep in mind at night with deep shadows or lights is that although horses do see much better than we do in low light, their eyes take longer to adjust to changes in light than ours. This is a reason that many horses will pause for a minute when going from even moonlight into a deep shadow.Horses generally do see better than humans at night but it isn't always a good thing. I don't know if it is the shadows or what but most of the time if a horse is even slightly spooky on a regular day, they will be 10 times worse at night.