Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Goodbye Susana—We will Miss You"

Howdy Friends,

Sometimes I write as tears drip onto my keyboard. This is one of those times. I didn’t know Susana as long as many others have, but in the three years I’ve enjoyed the honor of contributing stories for TrailBLAZER Magazine, I’ve come to love, feel and understand her passion for helping others, helping horses and producing a magazine for horse enthusiast second to none. For thirty seven years she devoted her life to bringing joy, ideas, helpful information and stories to folks like me who believe the world is better with horses in their life. She made all our worlds better by being a part of our lives.

I’ve often described TrailBLAZER Magazine as a coffee table book, so splendid were the pictures, so thoughtful the stories. So exquisite the look. So valuable the information on those glossy, beautiful pages.

Susana, and Bobbie Jo were the first ever to offer me a regular column in a world-wide magazine to tell the stories I call, “People and Horses Helping Horses and People.” Together we celebrated dozens of people who are devoted, like Susana, to making the world better for horses and their people. One of the highlights of my life has been working with the team at TrailBLAZER creating each “Heartbeats” story. How can I thank her for that?

The final issue Susan and the team were working on at the time of her passing is available on trailBlazer's website here. 

Susana’s in Heaven today, reunited with horses she’s known over the years. Sadly her magazine comes to a close now, but because of her dedication, wisdom and heart, many folks like me will continue to enjoy a life made better for knowing her. Goodbye Susana, we will miss you.

God Bless~Dutch Henry