I hope this is in the correct place for the subject and I hope I'm not asking too many questions.
Anyway, I understand it is not preferable to ride a horse on asphalt, especially if the horse is wearing shoes and it is especially bad to do anything other than just walking. How much walking on asphalt is TOO much (like how far?). Exactly how dangerous is it (just slowly walking)?
I rode my horse about the length of a football field on my way home yesterday, which is asphalt, and he does have shoes on. We walked very slow. The first 50 yards were probably not necessary because there was some dirt on the side of the road, but the last 50 yards were necessary in order to get home. I was counseled by a neighbor who saw me and said it was very bad.