I can’t let a Christmas pass without sharing one of my favorite holiday photos of my beloved horse, Freedom with you. I still remember this day. It was the first time that I placed something on top of Freedom’s head, and I was surprised that he didn’t even try to shake it off. Instead, he posed for our holiday shoot and looked right at my camera. The moment was perfect.

It seems like time has stood still ever since. When I look at this photo every Christmas, I transport my mind back to that day and immerse myself in our happiness and connection all over again. It’s the gift I give myself every year.

Wishing you and yours a pandemic-safe holiday season so that we can all gather again next Christmas. Be sure to give yourself a gift. You deserve it, especially in 2020!

Denise Lee Branco