Ever since I was a kid I have been horse crazy and have wanted to own a horse of my very own. My horse ownership dream has still not come true, but my love for the beautiful, majestic creatures is still going strong, and now my daughters are just as horse crazy as I am.

Since there is no way I can fulfill my daughters' Christmas wish for a pony to live in our backyard, I thought maybe I could find a different horse-focused option that will still make them smile, (and hopefully forget that Santa forgot to bring them a pony for Christmas). What I found was Winter Horseback Rides at White Pines Ranch in Oregon, Illinois.

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Treat Your Family To A Magical Weekend With Horses At White Pines Ranch

The Winter Horseback Rides at White Pines Ranch go far beyond just taking a trail ride...it's a complete horse-lovers weekend! Here's how White Pines Ranch explains the winter experience on their website;

Winter is a magical time at White Pines Ranch. The scenery is breathtaking when snow covers the pine trees and all of the pastures are covered in a blanket of white! The canyon is transformed into a winter wonderland with huge icicles cascading down the sandstone sides.

Winter fun at White Pines Ranch includes an overnight stay, meals, horseback riding, sledding, cross-country skiing, hiking, crafts, line dancing, hay rides, campfires and SO much more. If you're looking for a quick getaway you will never forget, you seriously need to book a weekend at White Pines Ranch this winter. Get more information and available dates at whitepinesranch.com.

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