Riding in the cold can be quite nice. The grass is frosty and twinkles in the sunlight. You can see you and your horse’s breath. There’s many a nice picture of racehorses in the morning mist, steam billowing from their flared nostrils. So go and enjoy it. Let’s face it – you’re going to be freezing anyway. You won’t be able to feel your fingers or your toes. Your horse could get cold backed and might buck. Have you ever noticed if you’re shivering you tense up? Riding instructors are always telling you to relax, so it makes sense that if you are cold and tense you won’t do your best riding? Give it a miss for today.