This time of year we have to look for areas that are not 2 foot deep in snow. So I took my daughter and her friend out to Antelope Island. Good sandy footing that and percipitation drains through quickly. Not too rocky for the barefoot horses. The Great Salt Lake asorbs radiant heat from the sun and tempers the area slightly. Helping to melt off any snow much quicker than surrounding areas. Only draw back. Is there are no trees.