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post #11 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 09:58 AM
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Heck, if you lived in the UK you would never ride if you waited for the ground to dry up'

Horses have four legs and it is rare for all four to. O out from under them at the same time.
The worse time to ride is if the ground has been dry and then rained making the top very slippery, other than that they are fine.

We in the UK Fox Hunt all winter and sometimes the mud can be deep but it never stops the horses.
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 10:38 AM
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My typical winter riding gear in the UK was a good waterproof coat.
If you're talking about a ménage surface a well designed one should drain pretty quickly and even when its wet you shouldn't really slide on it
If you're riding on grass then you will need to adjust what you're doing - an inch of wet soil on top of dry can be worse than several inches of mud as far as slipping is concerned
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 10:49 AM
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I think it depends on the terrain/surface you're riding on...and how your horse handles wet conditions. I usually ride on roads (bitumen and gravel) and fire trails (gravel to rocky on sandy soil) so when it's really slippery I stay on flat terrain and usually just ride around the roads where I live. Or if the pony club's arenas are dry enough I go there to work the horses.
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