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Heather Smith Thomas for Trail Rider magazine

Seven Winter Trail Riding Hazards

Here, are tips on how to negotiate seven winter riding hazards: (1) deep snow; (2) snowdrifts; (3) frozen ground; (4) ice; (5) packed snow; (6) freezing rain/ice storm; and (7) slippery mud/deep mud. We also give you tips on how to stay warm in the saddle, for comfort and safety.