I'm with you Jessabel! Hauling water, breaking ice, freezing my a**, no thanks. As far as riding goes, I used to enjoy winter, but our winters have changed here the past several years. Too much ice not enough snow.
So, my favorite time of the year with my horses is probably late summer early fall. Not hot, little to no bugs and love the crunch of leaves under their hooves. Love the crisp air in the mornings, but it's not freezing.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".