Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ste-Agathe, Quebec
My answer: Yes, but...
You need to be a good and confident rider. Even the most quiet horse may spook in the wild. The horse has to be well trained to listen to any cue instantly and move from your leg sideway.
Then... yes! Like others, if I waited for company, I'd never ride. There are always risks involved, but we can minimize. I have my phone, GPS included. I wear a helmet at all times and tell someone where I plan to go and for how long.