Decided to cap off my experience with a long horse ride through the entire land. Turned out to be a zen experience which I highly recommend. Note that your horse will tend to follow the (yellow) roads automatically so you'll have very little steering to do.
Watching the changing landscapes and weather (and music!), as well as night turning into day, is an amazing experience. You can mostly ignore enemies (beware of Guardians ganging up on you in Central Hyrule though) and just let the atmosphere wash over you.