Horsin’ around in the snow

Fred and Darlena Chettle of Wellsville don’t let snow and cold weather keep them from enjoying driving their Percheron horses in the winter.

On the occasion shown in the photos with this blog Fred is driving Ethel, an 11-year-old grey Percheron mare, and Apollo, a coming three-year-old Percheron gelding. Charlie, the farm dog, made sure he didn’t miss out on the fun as well.

“The horses love the snow, and Charlie loves the horses,” Darlena said.

In addition, to having fun with winter drives in the snow, the horses are extensively shown during the summer.

“We show them all summer,” Darlena said. “We show at a county fair about every weekend.”

The Chettles are expecting two foals this year to add to their Percheron herd.

As most of the rest of us maintain the hope that spring is near, Ethel, Apollo and Charlie are probably still hoping for some more snow so they can continue to enjoy this winter pastime.

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