You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that in most places, it’s perfectly legal to take your equestrian endeavors off-property and down a country lane.
But hold your horses! Before you hit the highway, you’ll want to plan ahead and make sure that you’re familiar with the local equine and traffic laws particular to your area
Every state, county, and town will have specific rules and regulations that govern the legality of riding your horse on the road.
You don’t need a license to ride a horse, but you may need one if you want to do other things like drive a buggy in specific areas, guide other people on a trail ride, or pick up passengers in a carriage.
While there are few laws expressly forbidding riding on a road, you still want to pay attention to the specific rules of your area.