Now that we are retired, ditching the winter weather is now an option. Since 2015 we have slipped away to Northern Florida with golf clubs and ponies. We stayed at Long Branch Rest & Ride where you can’t beat the accommodations, people and the price. The campground is near the Suwannee Music Park and there is access to two wildlife areas that run along the scenic Suwannee River. Horses have well fenced in pastures and pens with run-in shelter. Although it can be cool in January, many days are in the low 60s – sure better than Ohio winters. The horses adjusted well. If your horse is kept blanketed in Ohio, you might not even have to clip. We really enjoyed the sand footing and no rocks, although you do have roots in places.