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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan. 21, 2009
    Virginia zip 20120


    will certainly post a follow-up after I ride with it at night...I'm currently under the weather with 102 fever and a cold bug (but, hey, kids are finally feeling better! )
    “Always saddle your own horse. Always know what you’re doing. And go in the direction you are heading.” Connie Reeves
    Jump Start Solutions LLC

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2007
    South West Mississippi


    I rode last night using a headlamp for the first time. It is an LED Lenser which takes 3 AAA batteries, has a variable output intensity as well as focusable beam. The headband does fit around my schooling helmet. I like the fact that I can set a low output light for use around the horses without blinding them, but can increase the light output when wanted.

    I rode with a high output setting but with focus set to wide beam.
    I rode in an area which I typically ride in doing flat work. It was a bit of an adjustment but not bad. I'll definitely do it again. Better than not riding!

    I purchased the light here:

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  3. #43
    Join Date
    Apr. 27, 2008


    I have been hanging out in the round pen with my new horse (happy! happy!). I bought a cheap ($35), night vision headlamp at Dick's sporting goods. It is very helpful for seeing things I set down in the dark, miscellaneous barn chores, and watching where I'm going. I even saw a skunk! I'm not sure if it's enough to ride by. Even if not, I like it for now. I may buy a higher powered one later.
    I have a Fjord! Life With Oden

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Mar. 3, 2010


    Not all horses will go for the headlamp. I had a super quiet tbred who just spooked like crazy when I tried a headlamp.

    Got lots of other great ideas though!
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    ? Albert Einstein

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