...how often do you ride during the winter? I'm sure this is dependent on whether you have access to an indoor arena or not, but I am curious how often you get out to ride/spend time with your horse once the snow hits.
I'm more interested in those who don't board at home, but would love input from the lucky souls who have their horses in their backyard too.
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I don't own a horse, but I didn't go out very often to my trainer's to ride. The biggest reason was because basketball had me busy almost everyday :roll: that and I had a really bad cold the one time I could have ridden..... he rode everyday though, he had to.... there's a little indoor round pen.... hopefully this year I'll be able to ride everyday this winter
We here in Arkansas don't get a lot of snow. When we do its gone in a day or two. I actually seem to spend more time with the horses in the fall and winter. I don't mind the cold as long as its not bitter. We do more ground work and just hanging out. Plus in the winter we have the horses in the backyard instead of on the pasture.
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I live in Wisconsin, and winters can be very frustrating here. I don't have access to an indoor arena, so I'm completely at the mercy of the weather.
Last winter was horrible, There was always a lot of ice under the snow, and since you couldn't tell where it was, riding was particularly dangerous. The only time it was safe was if we got several inches of the wet packy kind of snow.
So, over a four month period, I was only able to ride a handful of times
Some winters, the ice doesn't seem to be as much of a problem, but it's been bad the last few years.