NickerDoodles: Why Santa doesn’t use horses to pull his sleigh

NickerDoodles cartoonist Melanie Eberhardt has a few theories–here’s her latest.

(If you missed previous episodes of “Why Santa doesn’t use horses to pull his sleight,” check them out here.)


Go Riding.

Happy Holidays Horse Nation! From Melanie and Bubba (second from right) and a few of our OTTB peeps at Bits & Bytes Farm.

Happy Holidays back atcha, Melanie!

Go Riding.

About Melanie: I am an artist in Atlanta. When I’m not painting, I’m riding horses. I have 3 retired Arabians and a snotty pony at home. They keep me on my toes. Three years ago I bought a young OTTB straight off the track. My new fella, Bubba, and I are learning dressage. Sadly, I’m the weak link on Team Bubba, but I learn something every time we ride so it’s all good. I started NickerDoodles to document the horsey antics that abound within my world. I’m very fortunate to balance my life with things that I love – painting and riding – and NickerDoodles gives me a forum to share. If we’re not laughing at our horses and ourselves, we’re probably crying. I prefer to laugh! I hope everyone enjoys NickerDoodles.

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