Originally Posted by GeeGee Gem
but if you approach everything in life the way some people above me had implied nothing will ever be done.
Nonsense. No one in this thread has said or even implied that going out alone on long rides (for whatever purpose) is something to be paralyzed about.
There's an old military saying: proper planning prevents poor performance.
What people here have been saying is that there are higher risks associated with riding alone than with riding in a group. That means that the rider needs to be more self-sufficient and PLAN for ways to mitigate the consequences of being alone when trouble does strike.
Also, I wasn't talking about going out on horses that are known buckers or can't take three strides without slipping or stumbling. But thanks for taking my point and exaggerating it to try to make yours.
Do as you wish and don't worry about the precautions taken by others since they don't affect you.