No, not going to be any big ice storms, LOL. We will be at around a 4000'-4500' elevation, so we can get snow and will get a lot of frost and ice over the water in the mornings, but nothing that's much more "extreme" than what we get here in the high desert. Where we live now is "micro-climate" and the temps here are much lower in the winter than the surrounding desert, we occasionally get snow here and it's icy every morning in the winter.
The corral/shelter, though adequate for the two I currently have, looks like there had only been one horse there previously. Before I expand to anymore horses, I'll have to improve the facilities anyway. I know my Percheron will just stand out in the weather, I've never seen her voluntarily use her shelter she has now, only if I feed her in there. But the Mustang is a whimp, lol, he's hiding in the shelter at the tiniest sprinkle, I have literally seen him snort, run to the shelter and turn around and look outside like he's bewildered about the water falling from the sky. I've told him, toung-in-cheek, that I can't see how he ever survived in the wild, lol.
Cacowgirl, Congrats to you on your 13 acres. I have never had the opportunity to run my horses on anything bigger than 5 acres and even that was only for a short time during the year due to the property owner would turn out about a half dozen horses, besides mine and one or two other boarder's horses, and it would only last a few moths, at best, and only if there had been adequate rain that year. I know they will be very happy being able to run and be horses
Thanks for the compliment on my mare Cacowgirl, she's my dream horse. She's a purebred Percheron, but popped out bay.