Poll

Favorite Riding Season

What is your favorite riding season? Please explain in the comments below!

Fall
55%
437
Winter
5%
43
Spring
21%
168
Summer
15%
116
I don't ride horses.
4%
31

Total votes cast: 795

Comments & Write-in Answers

good weather

11/6/2017 11:16:44 PM

Long beautiful days, nice weather

11/6/2017 8:12:11 PM

great foliage

11/6/2017 7:46:58 PM

Summer is the best. Fall is a close second.

11/6/2017 7:17:01 PM

The spring is the best time its nice and breeze.

11/6/2017 6:18:35 PM

I show in Pleasure during the sumer

11/6/2017 5:36:36 PM

By fall horses are in condition after the summer and ready to go.

11/6/2017 4:44:37 PM

Love the smell of a fall day in the forest trails

11/6/2017 4:25:09 PM

In Florida, Fall offers the best weather, hands down.

11/6/2017 4:21:39 PM

But I try to ride all year, winter sunset/moonrise rides are awesome

11/6/2017 4:16:54 PM

the weather

11/6/2017 3:36:19 PM

Its the prettiest.

11/6/2017 3:22:20 PM

I love to see all the colorful leaves, the weather is amazing, and my horse doesn't feel as tired.

11/6/2017 2:43:32 PM

I do most of my riding in spring and fall, when the weather is nice here in Md.

11/6/2017 2:17:47 PM

The weather is cooler and the colors are amazing!

11/6/2017 12:46:55 PM

Fall, cool days, no bugs! winter a close second

11/6/2017 12:28:31 PM

Fall: the crisp air, the foliage and no worries of rattlesnake encounters.

11/6/2017 10:51:53 AM

We have cool nights and warm days and less wind.

11/6/2017 10:26:01 AM

I like Spring because the nice weather stretches in front of you!

11/6/2017 8:58:07 AM

Fall & Spring equally actually. The crispness of Fall & newness of Spring are both wonderful riding

11/6/2017 7:36:25 AM

i like spring best because the sun is out but there is still a chilly breeze

11/6/2017 7:04:35 AM

the weather, trails are not slick etc

11/6/2017 6:21:47 AM

cold

11/6/2017 5:06:46 AM

Temperature just right and the trees are so pretty

11/6/2017 2:23:40 AM

Our springs are windy, summers are hot (can be over 100 degrees), but fall has cooled off.

11/6/2017 2:21:50 AM

It is cooler in the fall and my horse feels more comfortable.

11/6/2017 1:36:27 AM

I love the crisp cool days and all the fall colors.

11/5/2017 10:45:01 PM

yolo

11/5/2017 10:12:51 PM

Our summers are extremely hot.

11/5/2017 10:02:02 PM

No bugs, hunting season over so we can ride more places, and it doesn't get really super cold here.

11/5/2017 9:30:34 PM

I live in FL. Winter is only time to enjoy riding.

11/5/2017 9:04:26 PM

great temps usually not as wet as spring

11/5/2017 8:01:24 PM

Less bugs, less wind, moderate temperatures. :)

11/5/2017 6:11:49 PM

Summer coats, warm weather, less rain, dry footing, etc.

11/5/2017 5:29:28 PM

We have long winters and I don't ride much at all. When spring comes I'm more than ready to ride!

11/5/2017 3:27:21 PM

Because my horse is in his best shape and not grass affected like in spring :-)

11/5/2017 3:22:54 PM

perfect temperatures, and colors!

11/5/2017 2:33:27 PM

Crisp air and no bugs

11/5/2017 12:16:38 PM

I can't handle the heat of summer well, but love being with horses in the fall.

11/5/2017 12:05:30 PM

I would give anything to own a horse again fall and spring are my favorite time to ride because it's

11/5/2017 9:57:30 AM

Weather cool. Not hot. Not cold. Perfect riding weather!

11/5/2017 8:26:18 AM

not too hot, not too cold

11/5/2017 2:50:53 AM

Summer heat relaxes my horse on the trail. There tends to be less wind, as well, which is calming.

11/5/2017 2:21:58 AM

All seasons, I chose summer because I kept trying different ways to choose nore than one season and

11/5/2017 12:46:50 AM

no bugs good cushion for outchy feet

11/5/2017 12:12:02 AM

Not to hot, not to cold to ride

11/4/2017 10:57:40 PM

Live in SC where humidity makes it impossible to ride.

11/4/2017 9:24:36 PM

Because it is the only time I can get a few hours for myself.

11/4/2017 8:02:55 PM

I love riding and watching the change of nature

11/4/2017 4:32:55 PM

Its really beautiful and not too hot

11/4/2017 3:29:25 PM

In the fall its just warm enough. Feeling the chilly air against your face as your riding is amazing

11/4/2017 11:16:34 AM

I love the colors, weather and wildlife sightings during the fall.

11/4/2017 10:16:03 AM

beacsue it is nice and warm but it has a bres

11/4/2017 4:06:35 AM

The weather is cooler, the leaves are gorgeous, and there is no pollen!

11/4/2017 2:07:00 AM

Fall, because it's finally cool enough and the wind is not crazy.

11/4/2017 1:27:01 AM

no rain and lots of daylight

11/4/2017 12:23:15 AM

Fresh, cool temps and no bugs

11/3/2017 10:07:31 PM

Even though it is muddy, 50 degrees feels warm where 50 degrees in the fall is cold!

11/3/2017 9:34:23 PM

Summer obviously....but the bugs can be a tad irritating to say the least

11/3/2017 9:30:10 PM

Cooler temperature

11/3/2017 7:49:43 PM

Colorful fall leaves, no bugs, no heat & humidity

11/3/2017 6:23:43 PM

its cool, but still somewhat sunny, and that makes for a perfect riding day!

11/3/2017 3:49:34 PM

Beautiful, peaceful, cool for both horse and rider

11/3/2017 2:19:42 PM

Beautiful, peaceful, cool for both horse and rider

11/3/2017 2:19:33 PM

Cooler weather (central NY), colored leaves, fewer bugs.

11/3/2017 2:05:58 PM

We live in Florida......

11/3/2017 12:44:35 PM

Cool weather and beautiful scenery!!

11/3/2017 12:41:16 PM

Because winter is coming

11/3/2017 12:31:29 PM

its not to clod or to hot and the color that time of the year is great

11/3/2017 12:01:26 PM

less insects, less mud

11/3/2017 12:01:24 PM

Everything finally thaws, the birds start chirping, and horse show season is coming!!

11/3/2017 11:07:13 AM

Colors and crunchy leaves

11/3/2017 10:22:01 AM

Blossoms, sunshine, foliage, snow. I ride year round, but spring wins by a nose.

11/3/2017 9:22:55 AM

I live in Maine, so I love seeing all the beautiful foliage while riding!

11/3/2017 8:30:06 AM

Not too hot or cold with beautiful colors

11/3/2017 7:52:31 AM

no bugs, cooler

11/3/2017 6:24:02 AM

Few bugs

11/3/2017 6:08:08 AM

Horses/riders fit from summer but fall temps are more comfortable, fewer flies & less dust.

11/3/2017 12:04:27 AM

Its cooler weather, colorful, and peaceful!

11/2/2017 8:11:46 PM

no bugs! and finally less than 90 degrees!

11/2/2017 8:04:40 PM

less rain!

11/2/2017 7:28:28 PM

Love To ride at perfect winter roads with packed snow. That gives very possibility to

11/2/2017 7:13:20 PM

It is warm,not hot, & daylight is long. And everybody is happy to see green grass

11/2/2017 4:34:28 PM

Perfect temps, fewer bugs, beautiful scenery!

11/2/2017 4:22:54 PM

Cool, crisp and lovely!

11/2/2017 4:12:37 PM

no annoying insects yet

11/2/2017 3:26:27 PM

Perfect weather and a great views

11/2/2017 2:12:34 PM

I love riding here in SC in Fall, Winter and Spring, but the summers are just too hot and humid.

11/2/2017 12:13:57 PM

Spring & Fall - cold & mud. Winter - cold & snow. Summer - nice!!

11/2/2017 9:22:01 AM

Those long Swedish summer days!

11/2/2017 7:21:21 AM

In Arizona

11/2/2017 12:51:45 AM

motivation starts with nice weather and a happy (warm) horse.

11/2/2017 12:47:53 AM

Beautiful bloom of wild flowers!!

11/1/2017 11:30:05 PM

The weather is cool, the ground is is firm, and the scenery is beautiful.

11/1/2017 11:24:01 PM

It is team roping season and summer in Montana is better than the other 3.

11/1/2017 10:00:30 PM

good temps,no flies, beautiful scenery.

11/1/2017 8:59:01 PM

Beautiful Texas weather in spring before it gets into summer heat.

11/1/2017 8:33:19 PM

The horses seem to enjoy the coming of Spring as much as we do.

11/1/2017 8:31:34 PM

Cooler temps, fewer bugs, beautiful colors, crunchy leaves...

11/1/2017 7:47:30 PM

Early summer before the yellow jackets are active!

11/1/2017 6:33:46 PM

Cooler temps, no bugs, my horse is fit, good footing unlike our typical wet springs, fun Fall events

11/1/2017 5:56:03 PM

fewer flies and fall foliage are pluses

11/1/2017 5:42:30 PM

horses are fresh and the ground is perfect to ride on

11/1/2017 5:02:08 PM

I love the cool weather and the different color leaves

11/1/2017 4:51:06 PM

Colder, less insects, beautiful foliage

11/1/2017 4:41:05 PM

Summer, too hot Winter too cold. I love Spring and Fall, less bugs in Fall

11/1/2017 4:39:59 PM

its not too cold and new blooms are sprouting

11/1/2017 3:17:05 PM

I live in Florida and the heat has finally abated. Winter and Spring are good for riding too!

11/1/2017 3:12:19 PM

In Texas, we are just coming down out of the 100s and 80 degrees is like heaven

11/1/2017 1:32:38 PM

In the spring my horse wants to kill me, summer's I faint, winter my hands freeze. fall ftw

11/1/2017 1:01:46 PM

Long summer nights mean I can ride the trails in the evening and it's still light and warm!

11/1/2017 11:11:52 AM

bugs are gone and temps are comfortable.

11/1/2017 10:11:01 AM

Love the weather and the leaves turning

11/1/2017 10:08:55 AM

Lovely colours and temps fewer flies

11/1/2017 9:07:54 AM

Summer too hot, and we love trail riding in the fall colours.

11/1/2017 8:43:03 AM

It is warm but not too hot.

11/1/2017 8:41:10 AM

I ride in the bush & get to watch the wild plants come up after the long winter

11/1/2017 8:18:27 AM

Fall is usually cooler and low humidity

11/1/2017 7:17:46 AM

Cool temps and no bugs!

11/1/2017 6:09:51 AM

No hunters!

11/1/2017 6:08:25 AM

Best conditions in re to weather, amount of insects, temperatures and ground

11/1/2017 5:31:54 AM

all of the year all the time

11/1/2017 4:27:31 AM

Cool weather ...horses feel good

10/31/2017 11:41:35 PM

it may be cold but my equine love to ride in the snow.they feel 'fresh'

10/31/2017 9:52:10 PM

WI: prefer cooler temps and less bugs

10/31/2017 9:49:52 PM

When the bugs are almost gone, and weather is cooler, leaves are changing-beautiful scenery

10/31/2017 9:40:10 PM

Love exploring the colorful goliage and enjoying the crisp air!!!

10/31/2017 9:25:35 PM

Late summer, early fall, especially during the elk rut!

10/31/2017 8:57:03 PM

I checked "Fall" but it's really "all of the above". Any riding is better than no riding!

10/31/2017 8:44:57 PM

Really, anytime is isn't cold!!! :)

10/31/2017 8:15:26 PM

Humidity and bugs are waning and scenery is beautiful. Temps morecomfy too. Big drawback is deer t

10/31/2017 8:09:58 PM

no bugs, low humidity, crisp fresh air, beautiful fall foliage

10/31/2017 7:58:28 PM

Crisper air, fewer flies, happier horse.

10/31/2017 7:27:11 PM

no bugs, falling leaves

10/31/2017 7:13:02 PM

Cooler, crisper weather

10/31/2017 6:42:56 PM

Because the weather is normally the best in spring

10/31/2017 6:40:09 PM

Cool weather makes it easy to ride all day!

10/31/2017 6:12:50 PM

love fall, but don't trust the hunters!

10/31/2017 5:59:02 PM

My gelding's arthritis stays away on hot dry days.

10/31/2017 5:53:31 PM

Warm and sunny mostly dry days

10/31/2017 5:52:24 PM

I like it hot!

10/31/2017 5:19:37 PM

Cool and little wind in the desert.

10/31/2017 5:15:38 PM

Winter in Arizona is the best!🌵

10/31/2017 5:09:43 PM

I drive but fall is the best.

10/31/2017 5:08:24 PM

II love to ride in fall but the wind on this mountain can be rough. Spring is more dependable

10/31/2017 4:59:21 PM

Every season is my favorite, but fall and spring are the nicest.

10/31/2017 4:52:26 PM

weather is nice,not so many insects to fight

10/31/2017 4:46:03 PM

comfortable weather and no bugs and fall colors in NE and less tourists

10/31/2017 4:44:25 PM

I live in Florida need I say more...

10/31/2017 4:42:54 PM

In Kansas, perfect temp., less rain, bugs and overgrowth on trails!

10/31/2017 4:42:30 PM

no bugs

10/31/2017 4:24:52 PM

Fall and spring are my favorite times, winter is too cold here and summer hot and humid

10/31/2017 4:24:04 PM

Fall - driest part of the year & best weather!

10/31/2017 4:20:28 PM

Spring&Fall-weather is below 100 degrees inCenCal

10/31/2017 4:20:05 PM

Cooler, less humid, and usually the flies are gone!

10/31/2017 4:15:31 PM

Trail riding and fox hunting are the best in this season

10/31/2017 4:06:40 PM

All are my favorite, although I ride less in the summer here in SC as it is just too hot.

10/31/2017 3:21:12 PM