The wonderment of this year's winter may have faded for many with the tremendous amounts of snowfall and bitterly cold air.
But horses, not burdened with snarled travel and continuous shoveling, can still be enthralled with the abundance of snow. The video above shows a horse named Stetson enjoying his surrounding snow.
Valerie Pringle, equine specialist for the Humane Society of the United States, explained some horses love to play in the snow. "It's not rare at all," she said.
In fact, most healthy horses are better suited for colder climates.
"They seem to adapt better to the cold than the heat," Pringle said.
The winter months do require extra precautions to ensure horses' safety and comfort. Horses that have short hair can also benefit from wearing a blanket during the winter, as Stetson is.
They also need extra food and water to regulate their body temperatures. Water heaters are often used to ensure constant access to drinking water in below-freezing temperatures.
During the video, Stetson is seen rolling around in the snow. "A lot of horses can't do that kind of a roll in their stall, so it feels really good for them to go out and scratch those itches. That's just the sign of a really happy horse," Pringle said.
The video below shows more horses enjoying snow in January 2014.
With the country drudging through the remainder of winter, at least some horses will remain enthused.
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Erin just off the east coast with 85 mph sustained winds.
College Station,TX (1998)
106 degrees - a record 27th consecutive day of reaching at least 100 degrees. (The streak ended after 30 days).
Westchester Co.,NY (1812)
Tornado in Westchester Co., NY through parts of White Plains, Harrison, Rye and Greenwich. The same tornado today would have affected Interstates 287, 87, 95 and other major thoroughfares.