i just saddle up and ride my QH LOVES it so much! hes been outside for the past 5 years and when i get on he knows what to do. we have cantered around and on a trail where there was ice and he know what to do as he was a ranch horse, so he knows what to do.
has your horse ever seen snow? all of my horses have grown up here so they know what its like. i have a friend that got a horse from georgia and he had no hair like ours up here and he had to get extra thick blanket this past winter but he slowly grew hair.