Songs For a Moonlight Ride

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Songs that lend a voice to the equestrian world in a way only music can.

Moonlight Ride Border SquareThere’s no use in denying it. The days are getting shorter. Daylight saving time in the United States ended last weekend and suddenly it’s pitch black by 5 p.m. Equestrians tend to mourn this loss of sunlight. But this year, for a change, let’s embrace it!

Moonlight rides are all the rage in westerns and romance novels, but in real life few horseback riders take the opportunity to head out under the stars. The practicalities of riding at night may be more significant than they seem in fiction, but that’s no reason not to plan trip. Heading out at night on horseback can be a magical and restorative experience when done correctly.

So I encourage you to hit the trails tonight or sometime soon under the moon. As extra motivation, here are ten moonlight riding songs to get you in the mood!

Listen to the full playlist on Spotify here: A Moonlight Ride

1. SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD (LIVE VERSION) by Eagles from the album The Very Best Of The Eagles

2. PULL DOWN THE MOON by Cattle & Cane

3. CHASE THE MOON by Escondido from the album The Ghost of Escondido

4. THE MOON SONG performed by The Hound + The Fox

5. GO OUT ALL NIGHT by Givers from the album In Light

6. RIDE by Cary Brothers from the album Who You Are

7. GHOSTS by James Vincent McMorrow

8. SHINE RIGHT THROUGH by Coreatown from the album Pleiades

9. GUIDING LIGHT by Foy Vance featuring Ed Sheeran from the album Joy Of Nothing

10. I’M GOING TO GO BACK THERE SOMEDAY performed by Rachael Yamagata from Muppets: The Green Album

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