The Horses Thank All of You for Who and What You Are
For the safety and security of my wife, Terry, and our ranch I rarely divulge my location, travel plans or activities. But being that it is Christmas I will open up and transparently report that I am not at home with Terry nor am I even in the United States of America on this Christmas Day. I am on the other-side of the world with our sister nation, China, and sharing our Western Christmas traditions with our Chinese friends.
Every other Christmas I have been in another country sharing in either their cultural holiday heritage or our own. Two years ago was Angola, two years before that was Nigeria and this year it is China and I feel blessed to not only being allowed to be an ambassador for our country but also for our morale beliefs and the standards on which our country was founded. The plight of the American horse, both domestic and wild, is well known where I travel and not unlike the U.S., people are dumbfounded by the cruelty and total disregard for the law that runs rampant in a country that was founded on such high principles.
So being that today is Christmas, I would like to share with you a short slideshow of how I spent my Christmas Eve amongst a number of Chinese children who were introduced to our western culture of Christmas through the very hard work of a top shelf local staff with me only sitting in a chair and speaking stilted Chinese to the kids. Not all of them cried, but many did and who could blame them, I scare myself when I look in the mirror every morning.
I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the warmth and comfort of your family while remembering that WE set the example and WE are the ones who are going to make a difference in this world. The dark-side doesn’t have a clue.
May the Force of the Horse be with you this day and always.