There was a distinct clippity-clop along the roadway Miscouche on Monday as Spotlight pranced up the road with some precious cargo in the wagon behind.
The fluffy, white miniature horse towed Jeannie MacLean and her granddaughters, cousins Aly, 6, and Gemma, 10.
They spent the first day of winter holiday carolling in their community.
“I wanted to make some memories,” said MacLean.
“When their dads were this age, I used to take them.”
Spotlight trotted along easily through fresh-fallen snow that covered the fields.
His passengers sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” as they turned into Dale Muttart’s laneway and came to a stop near the front step.
Muttart was outside to greet his guests and ruffled Spotlight’s mane and scratched behind his ears.
“This is great, that he could come to visit,” said Muttart, as he stroked Spotlight’s nose.
Spotlight snorted enthusiastically after his jaunt.
“For a little stallion, he’s very quiet,” said MacLean.
MacLean has 14 miniature horses on Ocean Breeze Farm, just outside Miscouche.
She has two full-size horses belonging to her and Gemma as well as two boarders.
After the visit and a couple of rounds of Merry Christmas, the group headed back out to the road, with sleigh bells ringing.