I always cringe a little when I’m driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road. It’s not because I don’t like horses or don’t want to share the road. It’s because I’m always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car somehow doesn’t see them. Tail Lights were created by Sami Gros after one of her horses was hit by a car, despite the fact she and her friend were riding in an equestrian community and wearing appropriate safety gear. With these Tail Lights, a current Kickstarter project, you’ll be able to add a bright, flowing set of lights to your horse’s tail. Tail Lights wrap around the tail with a Velcro wrap, and they are designed to help keep horses and riders safe in any weather or lighting condition. The batteries last from 15-26 hours (depending on settings), and they are available in sizes to fit any size horse (height-wise, that is). Early-bird specials are still available, so you can get a red, green, blue, yellow, purple, or white Tail Lights for $160. For $250, you can get a set that can switch between all the colors at the push of a button, and there’s even a red/blue flashing set for $200 that’s available only to mounted police officers.
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