Solar Lights for Night Blind Horse

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  1. Dream27

    Dream27 Senior Member

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    Does anyone have any good ideas for solar lights that I could string up around Frosty's stall at shows? She's night blind, and we sometimes haul in late (after dark), so she would go in a stall that she can't see. I was thinking I could put some solar lights around the perimeter of the stall during shows when she is stalled outside with no lights.

    Mostly, I would like to know if these lights are going to be bright enough so she can see the perimeter of the stall and stay safe? They say that once it's too dark for humans to read a book, a night blind horse is completely black.

    And of course, what's a thread without pics. Here is the princess who thinks she needs extra attention... Frosty.jpg
     
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    endurgirl Senior Member

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    How about the night lights the electric company puts up?
     
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    Dream27 Senior Member

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    I wish I could take them with me to a show, but alas, I cannot :)

    I already have the lights the electric company puts up at my house, but I'm talking about when I haul to shows.
     
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    Ah, i missed that show part . :rofl:

    I'm half asleep.

    I have a solar light (motion activated) by my gate, it doesn't give off much light though, so i don't know if it'd be bright enough to help. Amazon has a ton of different solar lights though, search and find the brightest. :p
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    She's gorgeous. :love:

    I honestly don't know and would have to search Google tbh to get an idea. What's your vet say?
     
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    Dang, after reading that review, i almost ordered one myself!! Neato!!!
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Does look nice for sure.
     
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    Way cool! I wonder if they'd be bright enough though?

    Haha, my vet. Before I knew about this whole homozygous LP gene thing causing night blindness, I had her check Frosty's eyes because I felt something wasn't right. She said she looked fine....and knew nothing about the LP gene causing night blindness. So I did all the research and tested her and have learned everything I can about it, because my vet knows nothing. So I'm not going to defer to her on this. :) Suffice to say, she's never dealt with a night blind horse.
     

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