Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Here comes Santa Claus & his horses December 16, 2014

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK  a lot like Christmas…

Free horse-drawn wagon rides were offered around downtown Faribault Saturday afternoon. Here the wagon, with Santa aboard, passes The Depot Bar and Grill.

Free horse-drawn wagon rides were offered around downtown Faribault Saturday afternoon. Here the wagon, with Santa aboard, passes The Depot Bar and Grill.

with a one-horse two-horse open sleigh wagon winding around and through historic downtown Faribault.

Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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22 Responses to “Here comes Santa Claus & his horses”

  1. hotlyspiced Says:

    How gorgeous! Nothing like that in Sydney, sadly xx

  2. Dan Traun Says:

    …and very little snow. I am usually ok with that, but it is nice to have some for Christmas.

  3. Jackie Says:

    Now all we need is snow…bring it on!

  4. Beth Ann Says:

    Awww….fun sight but it would be better without the snow. We don’t have any yet…..although I am afraid it might be icy out there this morning as I slip slide to the radio station. 🙂

  5. treadlemusic Says:

    When we first moved here (40 years ago) such sights were quite common as there were many “pulling”/work horses kept on a large number of farms but there seems to be few and the gentlemen who engaged in such activities have moved away from keeping their beloved horses and have been replaced with younger ones who are more focused on tractor horse-power (although at our town’s summer celebration, the horse-pulling competition has many participants, the bleachers are only packed with spectators during the tractor pulling!!!). Lovely seasonal post, even w/o a white backdrop!!!!

  6. Almost Iowa Says:

    What could be more fun than that?

  7. I love that there are still people who use horses in this way – quintessential!

  8. Thread crazy Says:

    What a treat to have that to ride through town. Our town offers “carriage” rides and that’s nice too, but the open wagon just begs you to ride!! How fun is that! Looks like you all could use some snow – cold here this morning for a change and feels good. Stay warm.


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