The morning after the record breaking Blizzard of 2009. Our area of Northern Virginia was hit with 21" of fresh powdery snow -- just perfect for a sleigh ride.
We put our sleigh - a 120 year old (c 1890) antique Portland cutter made by Union Carriage and Gear Company, Watertown, NY - to one of our foxhunting/driving ponies -- a 12.2h Welsh Section C (pony of the cob type) who was a children's foxhunter pony for many years, and carriage pony for over 15 years as part of our former pair. At 27, he is now retired, except for the Christmas parades...and sleigh rides!
Photographed with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS digital still camera using the video function.