Nov 23, 2016


Oct 31, 2016

Rest & Reset

Army Veterans back for more!
Another great visit from our Cowboy Up! Instructor
John (US Army) keeps our bodies and mind limber and ready for riding.
Rick demonstrates Heroes Pose.
 No joke, that is what it's called!
Taking correct form (posture) into the arena...
.. and onto horseback.
Feet out of stirrups to work on balance
and build core muscles.

Nice work and great visit!

Sep 29, 2016

Staple Cross Shipping

On Tuesday we were blessed with another beautiful day.
We arose early to feed at 4:30 am, pulling horses by 6:15 am, and at the corrals by 7am.
As we were pulling out of the driveway we witnessed the most beautiful sunrise...
Our gift for getting up so early!

How quickly the sky changes.

Saddling up for the short pasture gather.

All in and ready to ship!


September 28th, 2016
First Ride!!!
What a great first ride! Robin got up on Knight and 
I think it is safe to say, Robin rather likes it!

"There's no other feeling!"

Well done you two!

Sep 26, 2016

Staple Cross Gather

Another day on the job...
Staple Cross gather.

Cowboy Up! Instructor Alroy (US Army Veteran)
with 'T4' closing gates.
As we were gathering I heard Alroy exlaim this 
Quote of the Day: "Livin' the Dream!"

Great Day!


Out and about...
September 21st, 2016 UNM Veteran Rescource Day, with a special visit
from Robin Hopkins Air National Guard.

Aug 8, 2016

National Day of the Cowboy & WRCA Rodeo

 July 23rd, 2016
Western Music Association held their 3rd National Day of the Cowboy concert benefiting Horses For Heroes Cowboy Up! It was a great time had by all! Thanks to all of the wonderful musicians:
 The Tumble Weeds, The Cowboy Way, Randy Huston & R.W. Hampton.
We love ya all and Many Thanks for all your dedication!

 Dancers were abound...
 Executive Director Rick Iannucci and Rick Huff
introduce R.W. Hampton.
 Pleanty of room, enjoying the clear evening air.

July 27th, 2016
We are honored to have fellow horseman and Vietnam veteran,
Humberto Gonzales join our Cowboy Up! Volunteer Staff
Humberto joins our team working with our Four-Legged Instructors.
Working together with Bianca.

August 6th, 2016
Brain takes Thomas up to Pecos for some fishin'.

The WRCA Rodeo 
Great Day up at the Working Ranch Cowboy Association
Rodeo in  Cimarron!
August 6th, 2016
Photo by Thomas B.

It was a great time and we want to thank the
Maverick Club for hosting us!!!

August 8th, 2016
Getting back to the business of riding...
US Marine Chris M. returns and brushes up on
his riding skills from his May visit.
 Chris and 'Knight'.
 Rick and 'Mesa'.
 Thomas and 'T4".

A day out on the range, August 9th, 2016 ~
 Checking fence on the Staple Cross Ranch.
Enjoying a drink of water before heading back.
Thomas and 'T4', Chris and 'Knight', and Rick and 'Roper'.
 Staple Cross Ride photos by Bianca.

What a Blessed Day!