There's no pressure to compete, so you ride just for pleasure, and in the summer, daylight lasts till late evening.
But there is a down side. In winter, workers have no daylight at all during the week, and we get a lot of wind. The roads are narrow and frequented by huge tractors, lorries and conbine harvesters. And the most inviting looking "links land" - vast, open, grassy plains - is peppered with rabbit holes.
However, our drivers are extremely courteous and helpful, and our horses are used to the wind. As for the rabbits, - well, they keep off the beaches.
There are around fifty equines here: That's about one to every ten humans! Of course, some are too old or too young to be ridden, or are just kept as pets. Never the less, I estimate that there are just short of thirty (counting donkeys) that are ridden - though some are not ridden often.