If you're lucky enough to be riding a horse, you're lucky enough. . .
But you're really, really
lucky if you're riding that horse through beautiful scenery.
And if you're on a good-minded, thinking horse that will go through anything you ask him to.
To me, it's the best way to see the world. I can go out on trail all day by myself without ever feeling "alone" because I'm with my horse.
Trail riders are also some of the best "horse folk" I've ever known. They're helpful and friendly, they'll stop and chat or let you know if there's something on the trail ahead to be aware of. If they see someone else stopped at the side of the trail - especially dismounted - they will stop and check if everything is okay, or ask if you need help.
I was an "arena rider" for many of my early riding years, and I don't discredit any
of the lessons I learned there. The arena still has an important place in developing a good foundation of horsemanship and riding skills that come in very handy out on the trail.
But I just prefer the trail.