Thanks everyone! I love hearing your opinions! Weird, no one has mentioned the third one, which was my favorite. But then, I love the whole spanish stallion flare and movies such as Mask of Zorro,which that picture gives me that feeling.
digcamfan, yes it is quite amazing. I love all weather for horseback riding, but not the extremes. In cold weather, your feet threaten to fall off and your horse has trouble just walking, and in hot weather, you are drenched with sweat because you are forced to wear concealing jeans, while yourmouth suffers from dehydration.
But still, even with weather extremities, Id take horseback other than walking or biking any day.