Although most people flock to the south with their horses in the winter, some people actually continue hacking and enjoying the warm days of winter. One must no doubt be flexible and creative to keep their horses fit in the winter months of the Northeast without an indoor, seeking out decent footing wherever possible. Sometimes that may mean country dirt roads or driveways. Horses are much more comfortable in cool weather than hot. Their bodies are designed to deal with it efficiently with little stress. This January has seen some record high temperatures with several t-shirt days in the early days of the month. So make yourself leave the safe confines of the arena and enjoy the countryside this winter.