Deer season will soon be upon us so the plan is to hang streamers partly braided into the mane. That or an orange band around the neck, or both. It will just be inexpensive survey ribbon which will easily break if it gets caught on something.
Do you mean for this to be used while the horses are in the pasture? If so, along those lines, do you think it would be useful and practical to tie ribbon around a horse's girth area? The thought being (I don't hunt so this may be wrong) that hunters shoot at that area for deer and therefore would, or should, spot it before any damage is done.
I grew up in prime deer hunting territory in Michigan. My neighbor's mule was shot one year, so I was extremely-cautious with my horses!
Whenever possible, they were only outside during daylight hours. If they had to be outside during dawn/dusk, the chestnut paint with white tail hairs (looked somewhat like a white-tailed deer from a distance) wore a full hunter-orange sheet, the mostly white paint and the gray wore hunter-orange sleazy sleeper type hoods.
I am a hunter and a horse Daddy. Any hunter worth their salt will know what they are shooting at before pulling the trigger, unfortunately there is a bunch of them out there not worth their salt. Its a crying shame we are evening having this chat, but I do like the survey tape idea. Good Luck all.
Bright orange or any bright paint in general (extremely bright blue, yellow, orange, etc.) around the shoulders, full orange blankets, love the bells!
Out on the trail, bright paint on the hindquarters. Invest in a blaze orange saddle pad and *maybe* that bright synthetic/nylon tack, like a halter bridle. I wear a chartreuse yellow vest when I ride only because there was no orange available, but definitelywear loud colors out on the trail! Posted via Mobile Device