You KNOW we love you and your HORSE SENSE. I have grown up with horses and just sort of rely on.......really........what works. I have found your responses help me and others understand WHY what works........works. I appreciate your theories and practical approach.
I have a question about riding horses at night (not my favorite thing....but, it happens occasionally when we don't judge time appropriately). It seems I've read that horses still depend on us helping them see at night; that they don't have great night vision. Is this true? I have wanted something I could send a friend over the internet and can't seem to come up with anything in my search.
Thank you for considering this subject and for all your help past and future. Deb and Eb (Ebony Cruise, my Tennesee Walker)
So don't worry too much about riding at night, at least for that reason. You may need to keep reminding your horse not to stop and eat, but you won't have to "see" for him -- he may be "seeing" for you! ;-)
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