04-23-2011, 09:31 AM
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In my opinion, if you are on a horse to ride, then RIDE!!!
But I say this as a hypocrit. I have ridden and texted before. Not to make excuses for it, but I was in a closed indoor arena and I steered my horse to the middle of the arena and stopped her before I started texting. And no; I wouldn't reccomend a person to text and ride for safety reasons.
As for phone calls, ehhh...I think they are in a little different ball game. It only takes one hand to talk on the phone, and you also have your visibility when talking (unlike when you are staring at the keys when texting.) I still wouldn't reccomend it, because you don't have your full attention of the horse, but if you must use your phone, I believe talking is the safer option of the two.