There's something magical about horses in winter: the warm breath that turns frosty in the cold air, the snow landing on equine eyelashes, and the crunch as horses walk through snow. If you're lucky enough to go for a snowy ride, it's somehow even more fun than a typical ride. Winter just transforms the horse world.
The photographers of these 20 shots understood all that. These photos capture the beauty of horses in winter with striking poses, dramatic colors, and scenes that we wish we could step into. Take a look!
Want to capture some stunning snow photos of your own? One of the best ways to get great shots is to turn horses out after a fresh snowfall. Horses are naturally playful, and many of them will start rolling, running, and bucking all on their own when there's fresh snow on the ground.
For the most photogenic results, remove your horse's blankets first. But be prepared to spend time drying him off before putting his blanket back on.
Which of these photos is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
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