The Monday after Thanksgiving is the first day of regular hunting season, and the bow and blackpowder season has already started. Even if you are riding in an area clearly marked No Hunting, you should take precautions! If you do not already have your bright orange gear, you can pick it up at Bass Pro Shops, or any outdoor sports store. For dogs Petsmart and Petco carry items in their stores and online. Horse items are found online at retailers like Smart Pak and Valley Vet.
Another excellent source for safety gear is the website Don't Shoot Me! Lot's of good items for Human, Horse and Hound.
They also have the best logo..really makes the point, doesn't it?
It especially is important for those of us in MD, because Sunday morning one of our friends had their horse shot and killed in their field. Now this was a deliberate killing, not a hunting accident, but it's a reminder how fragile life can be. One shot, and her horse was gone.