Every spring, hundreds of horses are ferried from their winter hiatus in the Upper Peninsula for a good grooming and harness fitting, before beginning their summer jobs pulling carriages. Amy Robinson/WCMU hide caption

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In St. Louis on Sunday the sliding — even without a sled — was good. The area got 6 to 12 inches of new snow over the weekend. Bill Greenblatt/UPI /Landov hide caption

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Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil in Feb. 2011. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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