I know this may seem really silly but I have always been lead to believe that you shouldn't ride your horse in their turnout field. The reason for this I was told was that they know where every bump,dip,whole etc etc is and if they want to be naughty it's an ideal opportunity. I'm bringing my mare back into riding and I feel more comfortable riding her in her field than out on the road in traffic. She is totally sane and sensible and would totally look after me out on the road but I would just feel more happier with a softer landing for this early stage of riding her again. The field I ride in has a few sheep and cows and I thought it might be fun to practice my bendstrying to herd the cows (just at a walk).
Is it safe and okay to ride my mare in her own field?