So it's finally winter here, we got a ton of snow and it's not to cold. I was planning on purchasing a project horse in the future and I have my sights set on some pretty specific guidelines. I ride my 12 year old QH pretty moderately in the snow, it's about 16in deep and I have not had any issues. When looking for my project horse previously I always wanted to buy in the spring, first reason I can save hay by feeding grass and I have an outdoor pen to ride in. However around here horses are much cheaper in the fall so my question is it safe to break and train a young horse in the snow? By purchasing just before winter I would have the 4 months of winter to train and then hit the sping shows in April or May and then sell in June.