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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Hi - Viz Equipment

Some of us are unlucky to have a horse which hates the Yellow Hi - Viz Equipment and I checked with the previous owner of Sabrina who confirmed what I had unfortunately found out for myself, so all my equipment is no good grr! but found an old tabard from my Engineering Days working with the Railways when a Consultant Engineer its the orange type of hi - viz rather than the yellow it appears to be ok and don't upset my horse. I know that talking to a few other owners they have the same problem, so I believe that we have been all pushed to have hi - viz equipment without any research into how the horses react, ok Tonka could not care less but Sabrina is another matter. I wounder if any other owners have come across this problem as its annoying when spending money on equipment which really is not suitable for the job intended.  

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

I'd never heard of horses not liking Hi-viz! Coco actually likes it, when we first had him and he was nervous hacking on his own my mum used to cycle out with us on her bike and always wore a high vis tabbard and whenever Coco see's hi-viz now he always thinks its granny coming to see him (normally with treats as she is big softee but if no treats alwatys cuddles and kisses!) We see cyclists and walkers wearing high vis when we are out hacking and his head goes up, ears prick up and he speeds up until he realises its not her! Bless him!

Glad you have found the orange works though and is less offensive to Sabrina! Maybe she is just fashion concious and doesn't think yellow is her colour! Lol!

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

I don't know anyone else whose horses don't like yellow Kevin - just guess you're lucky that way! ;o)

 

However, I have pink and yellow hi-viz and we wear a bit of each as yellow isn't great when hacking along leafy shady lanes in the sunshine as the light is then quite yellow. I also have a bit of flashing equipment for slightly dusky evenings - now my horse wasn't sure about THAT to begin with I can tell you!!
 

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igglepop

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igglepop says:

Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

 My old share horse hated it, and not same animal but my springer spaniel hates orange hi viz so much so the postman removes it when he approches.

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

At least you can use orange, which i think stands out far better than yellow anyway. I don't like it when riders don't use any hi-viz as it makes it harder for drivers, or anyone else, to see them. I have heard of a fewe horses tha don't like hi-viz and the owners wont work with the horse to desensitise it to it, stupid!!

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

Fortunately my horse doesn't mind Hi viz at all, lucky really as I'm slightly addicted to it!  Every time I  have a wobbly confidence moment, out on the road, I have to buy another piece.   

I use the Polite tabard,and hat band on me and nose band on horse, and have  yellow leg bands on my horse, and chest strap.  And a piece on my stirrup too.

Also I have a flashing light attatched to the bridle for duller days, and one on my stirrup.

Has anyone found a Hi viz tail band that stays on?

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Hi - Viz Equipment

The problem is if you go and go and try and collect your horse in the field when wearing a Hi-Viz yellow jacket which is absolutely comfy and keeps me cosy and dry Sabrina will not be caught just runs away bucking, take it off and get wet she comes up to you. The very big question is why does Sabrina act this way, is this caused by someone she hated as don't know the history and her past owners says the same, it could be the rusling noise but this would if true would also apply to the orange hi-viz as well also I thought horses don't see colours the same way as us. Sabrina snorts at cyclists who wear this yellow hi-viz as well.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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