Originally Posted by Delfina
Not a good idea IMO. If my horse should suddenly spook, I'd like to be paying attention and have full control of my reins, not juggling them and a phone.
I carry my cell phone with me when I ride and have a specific ringtone for my husband, my lil brother (who lives with us and babysits for me) and my kiddos school. If it goes off, I bring my horse to a stop and slide off before answering.
I know plenty of people that ride around chatting on their phones. If they feel it's safe for them, more power to them. I'm not about to though, especially with my wacky lil 5yr old.
I carry mine when im riding alone, for safety reasons. But I never use it, and its in silent mode. I saw a girl texting while on her horse and I just wondered if its considered acceptable or not by most.