is riding in the dark a big no-no??
example...in the winter Minty and Loki will still need exercised, but we have no arena and field isn't suitable in winter to ride in, only thing i can do to exercise them is to hack them. however i'm at college from monday night to thursday night so tues, weds & thurs my sharer comes up to ride and feed, but she's only 14 so has school, so doesn't get to mine until about 5ish. in a months time it will be dark by this time, but i don't want Minty or Loki going without exercise for 3 solid days. she is a perfectly capable rider, and very sensible, always carries phone with her etc, so if she kitted herself out with reflective gear, then would it be okay to ride on the road in the dark? our road is very quiet, when out hacking for about an hour you will only meet 2-3 cars, and all live around the area so know us. Minty is very safe in traffic and isn't bothered by just car headlights in the dark (i have hacked him in the dark before and he's been fine). i also want to get Loki used to hacking in the dark, and seeing cars headlights in the dark (obviously will build this up by leading in-hand first)
so basically after that long-winded explanation, is it okay to hack in the dark, obviously with full reflective gear?? (tabard, leg wraps, hat band etc)
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