Riding in a field with other horses?
I am getting tired of riding in the arena, and I think my horse is, too. I'm tired of riding around, lap after lap, when there is a huge field right next to us that I've been dying to ride in. However, that is where my horse's buddies are, and I don't know how well Winchester would listen to me in a field with his best friends. Also, there is another pasture beside his own where all his mare friends are, and I have a feeling that Winchester would get too excited and dart off with me on his back.
So, I would like to ride in his pasture, but I am hesitant because he behaves very chummy with his friends whenever he is there. Every time I let him into the pasture, he goes over to his friends and they start grooming each other, or he'll go over to the fence and neigh for his girlfriends, which is actually pretty funny considering he is a gelding, as are the other horses in his pasture.
Please leave suggestions, advice, tips, and what not. I really want to ride in the field, but should I?