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So Thankful...

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 4:55 PM

As Thanksgiving approaches we are all encouraged to give thanks, be thankful, and share what we are thankful for. I for one am thankful so many things it would annoy you so I am going to touch on this.


The National Finals Rodeo and the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships is coming up right after Thanksgiving. If there was ever something to remind those of us in the Barrel Horse Industry to be thankful, these are it. They are the culmination of a dream. The events horse trainers, breeders, and owners work for all year. These 2 events set the bar for national recognition of everyone involved with a great horse. Those 2 events can and do alter the Barrel Horse Industry every year. The significance is overwhelming and sitting here typing, thinking about being a part of it gives me goosebumps.


I hope that everyone out there getting ready for the big weeks ahead has taken a moment to stop and remember what thanks really is. There is drama, conflict, hurt horses, hurt feelings, and hurt ego's but none of that should take away from being proud of what you do and thankful you get to do it. Hopefully you do it with integrity and honesty. Good luck to everyone through the holidays and we'll see you in the city.

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