As I read through my December issue of “Western Horseman” I am still taken back by the Christmas scenes on the cover and throughout the magazine. This year’s cover shows Santa on his horse standing on a hill overlooking a snow covered ranch house. No matter what the scene, they all depict not only the Christmas spirit, but more importantly a way of life that includes a strong relationship with family and horses.
I think back to December 1962 when I received my first issue of Western Horseman for my birthday. It was the Christmas issue and even though the Christmas scenes were different back then, they were really the same, and every year since then. Reminders of how thankful we should be for having family, and being blessed with a relationship with horses.