If you enjoy horse riding through the winter scape, then there are two options. Every Friday you can climb into the saddle for a short trot around Rusutsu village and valley, a route suitable for novices. They can follow an even shorter route if there are young kids, anyone over seven years of age can join in. Alternatively, and for something a little more interesting, there are stables at nearby Lake Toya and they can take you out for a beautiful couple of hours. For this you need to be over 140cms (4ft, 8 inches) and do accept that the programme may be delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions - it gets very, very snowy in this region!