Photo Challenge: 11 Horses in a Winter Wonderland

If nothing else, winter makes for some awesome photo ops. So, here are horses and their riders “enjoying” the colder temps.

The holidays may be over, but for many of us, life is still a winter wonderland (even if the “wonderland” part is debatable at times). Or, it is if you’re not me here in the Midwest where the weather is vacillating between mild with temperatures in the 40s and 50s to cold with temperatures in the 20s and teens-to-single-digit lows, often in the same week. But I digress (seriously, Mother Nature, make up your mind!). Here are 11 photos of your horses in a winter wonderland — and you all certainly submitted some stunningly gorgeous photos this time!

Submitted by Sandy Connoyer, photo by Jean Connoyer.

Driving in Anchorage, Alaska. Submitted by Emily Parmenter, photo by Amy Brassard.

Halloween at Chicago’s Hawthorne Racecourse. Photo by Amara Kranz/Four Footed Fotos.

Photo by Becky J. Cocklin.

Photo by Jessica Farren.

Photo by Kimberley Beldam.

Photo by Kristin Matheny.

Photo by Paula Stevens/Citified Cowgirl Photography.

Submitted by Amy Brassard, photo by Emily Parmenter.

Submitted by Faith Lapierre, photo by Faith’s boyfriend.

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the end of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.

Go riding!