Our horses get shuffled around to several different areas for their winter boarding, down at a lower (and warmer) part of the state where they can graze freely. The last property they stayed on this winter is a hay field, and the unseasonably warm weather started the grass growing. So the field's owner wanted the herd off so they wouldn't damage this year's crop. I suppose a herd of horses stomping, eating and pooping all over the hay field would limit the productivity of the acreage somewhat. So home they went.
This is what we picked them up from. No snow.
In this picture you can see in the background where they were going.
After a good scrubbing in the snow they went off to check out the feeder.
Then suddenly, they heard it. And they went crazy.
(But I'm still glad they are home...)