I live up in Syracuse, NY and am actualling getting very serious about the 2013 show season. I am starting up my leasons in January 2013 and was wondering. What should I do to have my horse and myself prepared for our lessons? Other than the obvious strechting for the both of us and a good amount warming up and cooling down, what else should I do? I have not bought winter breeches for myself yet and looking into getting a few for my schooling and lessons. Is there other gear that makes winter riding a little warmer? Right now I have 3ft of snow on the ground so trail rides are out of the question. My girlie would get to tired I would like to think trekking through the snow. All suggestions are gladly accepted! Happy New Years everyone!