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When taking your horse for a night ride what should you bring?

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2018-01-30 11:03:50

It is perfectly possible to go riding at night safely depending

on the location you are intending to ride and whether you know the

area or not. If you do ride at night, make sure you take a mobile

telephone and that there is coverage wherever you are going, take a

first aid kit both for yourself and the horse in case of accidents.

Wear fluorescent clothes and a fluroescent pad on the horse. If

necessary you can wear a light on your helmet. Preferably ride in a

group, not alone - this is equally important during the day. It is

best to choose a clear night with a fuller moon as the nights are

brighter and the horse and you will be able to see better. Also

take a good ordinance survey map.

Night rides are often extremely enjoyable and greatly develop

the bonding between horse and rider, however you must have complete

trust in your horse and he/she in you, do not go out on a night

ride with a young, inexperienced or unknown horse.

a lot of things could scare the horse easily, so comfort it every

once in a while, and if it starts getting scared, stroke it gently,

and give it a sugar cube or a carrot. and then walk your horse home

slowly.

flashlight tack(saddle and bridle etc.) phone/walkie talkie a buddy

high visor wear

you need to wear a fluressant belt and you need to take a torch

with you

a floresent jaket is essential! and a torch above is essentil

however u can get floresant boots, reins things, tail things, hat

things etc, u should also have a phone on u and make sure u know

where ur going and some1 else does 2

A reflector and a light, so the persons on the road can see you

claerly.


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