I have my gun and I carry it everywhere I can, especially when riding in the summer time. We don't have much of a problem around here with predators, mostly the only things we have are coyotes and a mountain lion or 2 (they usually run away first anyway). However, rattlesnakes are a real problem and IMHO, the only good rattler is a dead rattler. There are a lot of iffy people in town as well, druggies and illegals. We have pretty much the same laws a Vida where you can carry it in sight and you are okay. You are fortunate that it is only $50 there. Here, with the cost of the class and the cost to the state, I end up with a cost of at least $250. Get your conceal and then carry it on your hip. What if something were to happen and your horse gets away from you? Then you would be stuck out there with no gun.