Re: [RC] [RC] Where do I find lights for night riding? - Nancy Mitts
First, I agree with whoever said not to use the blinking lights. They'll
drive anyone nuts who rides with you. And probably interfer with you & your
horse on the bridle.
As far as a helmet light, the Petzl Duo is the best. Do a search & you'll
get several places to buy, compare prices. Averages around $60.
It has a powerful focused beam that lets you see a long way if you need to.
(Great for finding trail markers) The less powerful beam is good to see
right in front of you & is broader, will not interfer with someone in front
of you if you keep just a few horse lengths behind.
I have found my helmet must have a brim to keep the light from bothering
me. I have used them with 3 different horses & it doesn't seem to bother
their vision, just don't be turning it on & off all the time.
A flashlight in your saddle bag won't do you a bit of good if you get
seperated from the horse!
Most battery bicycle tail lights can be fastened to the back of a cantle
back & have a steady on function. Just make sure you rig it so you can turn
it off without dismounting.
There are a couple of problems with reflectives--although I have used
them--1. They only work when someone shines a light ON you, not much help
from some angles or a drunk driving w/O lights
2. At the risk of sounding terribly paranoid---You
can't turn them off. There have been times riding 100's alone on back roads
when I prefered to just hide while cars went by--unless I knew it was a
crew. Once those reflectives get picked up in the lights, it just attracts
some people to check it out!
Subject: [RC] Where do I find lights for night riding?
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 23:19:36 EDT
Where do I find the kind that goes on your helmet and the blinking kind
clips on the horse's bridle? Also, I would like to find reflective leg
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