I was recently asked by a vegan if horses should be ridden? The vegan said she heard that horses prefer to be free and that it is detrimental to horses to be ridden. Who made this up? I told her that horses love to be ridden! They love to be out in nature. They love exercise. They love to move their bodies, see new things and explore new places. And horses attach themselves to their person. What could be better for a person and her horse than an adventure in the wild on horseback? There is nothing more sacred than the bond between a woman and her horse as they gallop through the desert.