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Mrs Claus Upgrades to a More Powerful Ride... Most horse people have at least some degree of interest in automotive power, if only to ascertain that the truck they're contemplating can pull a loaded horse trailer with ease. So the idea that the Mrs is thundering off on a powerful Belgian, leaving Santa behind with a bunch of dinky reindeer is sure to incite a chuckle. You can't see it very well here, but rider Nancy Robertson has an enormous smile on her face. She's obviously a very competent rider; her mount is showing an impressive display of power - that's apparent in the taut reins and the keen expression. Even the non horsey people on your list (if there are any) will get a kick out of this one.
The "more powerful ride" pictured is 8 year old Belgian mare Stoney Lake Jaki. She's owned by Drain Brothers Construction, and has been the swing mare for her 6 horse hitch since she was 3. She lives at Stoney Lake Belgians in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. Mrs Claus is Nancy Robertson.
Photographer Laura Cotterman is located in Virginia's hunt country. Laura has been in and around the horse business for 30+ years breeding and training race and sport horses. She lives in Delaplane with her husband Mark, who is a farrier.