The holiday season is fast approaching and, in the spirit of celebration, I’ve collected some toasts that may?—?or may not?—?be appropriate to your western gathering.

All the best of the holiday season!

May you never lose a stirrup,
May you never waste a loop;
May your can stay full of syrup,
And your gizzard full of whoop!
­­—?S. Omar Barker

I drink to your health when I’m with you,
I drink to your health when I’m alone,
I drink to your health so darn often,
I’m starting to worry about my own!
—?Author  Unknown

May your horse never stumble,
Your spurs never rust,
Your guts never grumble,
Your cinch never bust!
—?S. Omar Barker

This holiday time is special and dear,
For friends and family far and near,
I wish for you all good health and cheer,
And renew your subscription for next year!
—?Terri Mason, Editor,
Canadian Cowboy Country magazine