I have 2 really good horses, but since I have not ridden alone for the last few years ( & if I did-it wasn't problem-free) I now have to wait for a trail buddy. Too bad DH won't ride, but he's into things w/wheels & motors. I'm in a totally new environment & lots of areas don't even have street signs,so I don't feel comfortable out alone & I guess the snakes will be coming out soon, too.
But please don't call yourseslf a coward, you are into self-preservation & w/better weather coming, you'll probably be spending more time w/your horse soon. We're getting wind right now & rain & snow is on the way-I hope that will be the last snow of the season.