I recently went from the Olympic rain forest to the dry, sunny East side of Oregon. Let me tell ya, horse keeping is a million times easier.
There is still mud here and it's clay~ so super slippery, but I rarely have to worry about it.
Living in W.WA I was obsessed with blanketing my horse...I haven't even touched my blanket in a year.
I'm riding 4x's as much through the winter...so it's cold..big deal because it's not raining!!!
And, I just fit in more here. In W.WA I found it difficult to bond with horse people. Here in E.OR, I've found horse people much more relaxed.
If anybody comes out to ride in the mountains of E.OR., hit me up! My place is just down from a horse camp.