What I’m Grateful For in 2020

Thanksgiving is a reminder to appreciate the blessings in our lives

It’s more important than ever to appreciate the good things in our lives this season. I’m reminded of how grateful I am to those people and horses in my life that keep me grounded and sane in an insane world. Here are just a few of the things I’m grateful for:

  • The people who generously donated to help us keep the magazine alive. You gave $650! This pays one of our vendors!
  • The people who’ve already signed up for subscription in 2021. We have 31 committed subscribers at our sustainable rate!
  • The privilege of meeting some of the greatest horse people in the world.
  • Meeting some of the coolest horses!
  • Making new friends.
  • Expos that bring all of us together.
  • Exceptional editors, past and present.
  • The creative graphic designers that have shaped the look and feel of the magazine (past and present).
  • Customers who have sustained the magazine for 25 years!
  • Writers who’ve generously contributed articles over the years!
  • Collaborative team members, past and present.
  • A supportive community that gives us a reason for being here.
  • The amazing horses in my life, past and present.
  • Amazing parents that instilled values into my life.
  • My husband who tirelessly does everything in his power to help me despite his disability.
  • Friends who’ve made my life complete.
  • My overly patient web guy.
  • So much more I just haven’t thought of.


An appropriate poem for Thanksgiving:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into
enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes a sense of our past,
brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie, Writer and Recovery Expert


Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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