Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Trigger, is there anywhere near you with fields that have been plowed last Fall? The loose footing will slow a horse down fairly quickly. You can achieve the same goal a lot sooner.
Saddlebag, Ireland's too warm (relatively speaking) and wet to take a horse for a canter across a ploughed field at this time of year. Only the fittest horse, with the best rider would be lucky to emerge without pulled tendons.
Oh, and of course the poster would be lucky to emerge unscathed if the farmer that owns the field spotted her!
Pasture with bridleways, pasture fields with permission to ride in, or moorland or park land are the options for her.