3 friend and one long scarf. I love the Snow Pony in the back ground. Great detail. I know lots of artist make the mistake of doing a standard human style snowman in there pics. Not that is a bad thing. Just nice to see one from the pony point of view.
When you add in the amounts past five, it actually does need to be just "three fillies". In the original carol, it's "three French hens". It sounds weird when you read it in your head, but the rhythm is thrown off when the carol gets to "Five Golden Rings".