Do I need a license or any kind of permit to carry a rifle on horseback in New York State?

I am 17 and have only ever ridden with my rifle on our private property. However I plan to hit the road and camp out here and there so I would like to keep a gun close in case of any danger. I do not hunt so I have not taken a hunters safety course. Can I freely carry my rifle in my scabbard without issues or do I need some sort of license?
Asked Oct 16, 2014

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