It’s All About Others

Making this Holiday Season Meaningful

by Karen Pickering

Photo credit NWHS

There are times it’s hard to be thankful and the last several years have certainly been trying. Regardless, I’m thankful for the many blessings I continue to receive. Somehow, the ads come through, people are generous and helpful and I see kindness in others in a world overrun with busyness and instant gratification. I’m amazed and thankful for the referrals and people who put faith in us as a publication to build their businesses, as well as the readers who tell us they enjoy the magazine. It means a great deal. I’m so fortunate to work in an industry I love.

This issue celebrates senior horses. We were overwhelmed with the response to our essay contest this year; it’s great to see how many people still love and care for senior horses. Please refer to the winning entries  and review the online edition for our runners up. I think you’ll find the stories heartwarming.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the upgrade in magazine quality. We finally made the jump to gloss pages; it enhances the editorial as well as the look and feel of the magazine. Please,let us know how you like it. Send your comments to

As we celebrate this holiday season I invite you to share your time and resources with others. Time spent (in my humble opinion) is worth far more than off-the-shelf gifts. However, you may find something perfect at that quaint little store around the corner or even take the time to make a special gift. Either way, our local shops are brimming with great gifts so be sure to support them. You can also visit our gift section  for customer gifts made perfect for northwest horsemen. Have a blessed holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

Today’s Quote: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa


Published December 2013 Issue

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