Hey guys,

I'm looking for a better way to phrase this sentence:


He sat on his horse on the outside of the forest, looking in.

To give it context:
The character will soon ditch their horse, to walk into said forest. Is it important to even have the horse part of the sentence? Since the previous paragraph shows the character getting on and riding off with the horse?

Or should I say something more along the lines of:

He stood on the outside of the forest, looking in.?

Thoughts?