Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
It's not ideal, and when I was younger (early teens) my mother would not let me ride out (like cross country) alone, or leave me alone there for long. So you're not alone with having parents who worry!
Now, as an adult, I do things alone all the time. It's not really a choice I make, but it's the reality, if I want to ride my horse during the week I have to ride alone. I have to feed and rug and do whatever, and its done alone.
I think it's safer to have people around but it's all about acceptable risks.