The holiday season is upon us, colorful lights brighten evening commutes, pine wreaths welcome us at every doorway, ornaments and tinsel adorn the trees in our living rooms. The holidays fill our senses perhaps none more than holiday sounds, particularly songs.

Caroling on Horseback

This past weekend, residents of Fox Crossing, Wisconsin were serenaded by carolers, better yet, carolers riding horses. Folks came out of their homes to listen to “Frosty the Snowman and “Winter Wonderland”.

“I was totally surprised,” said one neighbor walking her dog. “It was wonderful.”

Carolers rode 12 horses, 6 saved from slaughter. A Second Chance Equine Rescue organized the event to spread holiday cheer and raise awareness for their program. The caroling troop included rescued horse, Sage, dressed as the Grinch because “she can be a little grumpy sometimes”. Dusty, another rescue, was dressed like an elf and carried a pouch of Skittles for children along the route. Next year the group hopes to have more than 50 caroling riders.

Photography Courtesy: Ron Page/USA Today Network – Wisconsin

Interview with Tina Opinker, Founder, A Second Chance Equine Rescue