02-06-2011, 09:55 PM
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I live in Canada. There is a LOT of snow. And I hate riding in it. Well, I'd like it just fine if my horse didn't hate it. Whenever I ask her to head into a deep bank, she refuses and doesn't want to do it. I make her, just because I can't let her win, but I feel SO bad doing it-making her haul me around in the deep snow...it's hard enough just going solo. Yet, if we didn't ride in the snow, the places we can ride are limited. I know I'm really soft-hearted when it comes to her. Am I overreacting? How difficult is it for horses to go through snow with a rider on their back? Of course I alleviate as much weight from her back (put it in the stirrups) as possible, but...I don't know. It's a good way to tire her out, I'm just...unsure about it.