Video: A Disney World Equine Christmas

Dutch, one of the Percheron draft horses working hard at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has a little Christmas secret to share with everyone.

Enjoy this sweet Christmas video from Disney’s animal division, starring Dutch, a Percheron draft who lives at Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney World. The ranch houses Disney’s equines who give wagon and “sleigh” rides as well as pull carriages in the nightly parades.

A Holiday Horse has a Holiday SecretDutch, a Percheron at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, has a holiday secret he’s keeping from the ranch hands and other horses. Can you guess what it is? Guests can visit the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground to see the horses and participate in nightly sleigh and wagon rides. On Christmas morning, you can see 14 of the Tri-Circle-D Ranch horses stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration on ABC.See this story on the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/1TDcGqD

Posted by Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy holidays, Horse Nation!

10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Rider Edition

Hey, if you’re going to rock an ugly Christmas sweater, might as well have a horse on it.

In case it’s not obnoxious enough, this one comes with jingling bells already attached:

Hunk o’ burning yuck:

No amount of eggnog will make this sweater look any better:

Leave the tinsel for the trees, please:

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh; o’er the fields we go, (they’ll be) laughing (at us) all the way!

Instead of coal, Santa is giving ugly sweaters to naughty boys this year:

This is the perfect present for Grandpa! … if you hate him:

‘Twas the night(mare) before Christmas… :

Keep the “tack” in tacky:

Seriously, only these ponies can pull off the ugly sweater:

Have your own ugly Christmas horse sweater to share? Post a photo in the comments; we’d love to see! Go riding!