I am a novice to riding and my horse and I have been working with a trainer since mid-summer. My QH mare had a good foundation on her at some point but when I purchased her a year ago in August she needed some tuning up. I realize now that our pairing was not ideal but we have worked through it ok and thankfully have a good trainer helping us both. What I am wondering though is what weather is appropriate for riding.
I have heard that its not good to ride in the rain or when wet, and in winter such as snow, etc but I have had others tell me its ok. My horse, though she's made good progress in using the thinking side of her brain and responding well to densensitizing exercises is still reactive often. I understand some still ride in rain and snow, but I don't want my horse or myself to be injured either. I'm quite attached to her and given that she has had some lameness in the past it would crush me if something happened to her...any insight for safe riding is much appreciated. Oh--and I guess I should mention the main area for riding is an outdoor round pen and about 5 acres of pasture with only an occasional trail ride locally. We don't have regular access to an indoor arena. Thanks in advance for your help!!!