Lady Godiva she wasn't.

But reports of a naked woman taking self-portraits of herself astride a horse on Fairfield Beach prompted calls to police.

Officers dispatched to investigate the complaint about the disrobed equestrian Friday afternoon located the horsewoman in the area of 559 Fairfield Beach Road. She was, however, not nude as witnesses had reported, but wearing a flesh-colored bikini, police said.

"There's no violation," Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, a Fairfield police spokeswoman, said Monday. "She was properly attired. I guess from a distance it was hard to tell."

The woman, witnesses had told police, was shooting portraits of herself, according to the report.

Riding a horse on the town's shoreline is not a violation, either.

Horses as well as dogs are allowed on Fairfield's beaches, open space areas and marinas between Oct. 1 and March 31, under Parks and Recreation Department rules. However, the animals must be accompanied by an owner or handler. While there are various rules governing whether dogs should be on leash and or off, depending on the location, there are no similar restrictions for horses.