Thank you all for your kindness. I am finding it extremely interesting looking at the breeds of your horses - what an array! (Some I've never heard of ) And the snow!
Tinyliny we have a saddle but I sometimes ride with a bareback pad in the hope that it will improve my balance. Financially, an instructor for me is not possible at the moment, maybe next year. Until then I'll try to get out and do some walking and see if I can be brave enough to hop on Sun more often.