When it’s freezing outside and the days are short, horse owners are usually longing for the warm days of the summer.

But as fields around Britain and overseas are carpeted in snow, we asked H&H readers to send in their pictures of horses making the most of the wintry weather and received a fantastic response.

From Scotland to Bavaria, enjoy these wonderful photographs of horses and ponies in the snow:

Horses in the snowEnjoying the view: Kerry is ridden by Georgie, who was on her first ride in a year. Picture by Lauren White.

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It looks like 18-year-old Welsh/hackney Purdy is making the most of the white stuff. Pictures by Kayleigh Spalding.

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Frank is also enjoying the snow in his field in Bleary, Northern Ireland. Picture by Katie King.

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Pictures by Emily Roney.

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Funny canters through the powder in Norway. Picture by Lise.

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Braving the cold: 15-year-old Pirate in his field in Vermont. Picture by Katelyn Drake.

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Fione, 11, and Arabella, eight, from highland Perthshire, wanted to build snow ponies, but decided their sculptures ended up more like snow camels.

The sisters are members of the Pegasus Vaulting Group. Arabella with help from Fione decided to try a shoulder hang from her camel. Pictures by their mother, Sarah.

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Jess Doncaster sent in these fantastic pictures of her horses enjoying the wintry weather.

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Winter wonderland: Four-year-old Lenny enjoying the forest in south Bavaria. Picture by Vanessa Stich.

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Carnsdale Quick Thinking enjoys his fist Scottish winter. Picture by Cheryl Mackintosh.

horses in the snowCookie the dog is joined by a snowy hound. Picture by Cherryl Brown.

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Winter walk: Hannah enjoys a stroll with her horse. Picture by Hannah Rose Hamley.

Horses in the snowConnor is loving the winter weather with his snow pony and hound. Picture by his mother Louise Miller.

horses in the snowIt took Hayley Doyle and her friends two hours to build this impressive snow pony.  Picture by Lizzieanne Mckinlay.

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Pictures by Ian Renton www.mrnikon.co.uk