That's what I've been doing as well. LOL, even heard about special bit socks to keep your bits warm. She's great! So smart, willing, and has a major personality. I bought her sight unseen but, it was a bond at first sight. Before I bought her I asked her breeder for some pictures, I saw this little awkward uneven woolie filly with some serious 'tude in her eyes. I immediately knew what her personality was going to be like even though I'd never even met her. When I went to pick her up from a couple states over, I couldn't believe what a few months of growing had done to her, she looked stunning and her personality was exactly how I somehow knew it was going to be in every way. It was like we met before as crazy as it sounds, LOL. I've had more than a few horses and never once have I bonded so closely to one before in such a relatively short period of time.