I haven't been horse riding for ages
I used to have horses but sadly my pockets weren't deep enough
at least motobikes don't keep eating if you're not riding
my friend at work rides ... she does eventing and such ... and fell off a few days ago and ended up with a fractured forearm ... "damned dangerous critters" I told her ..."you should get something safe like a motorcycle"
I live near a pony club arena ... if I see kids around on their geegees I just go real slow and quiet past them ... or stop if the steed looks fidgety.