Apr 3, 2014

The WRCA gave us a wonderful endorsement ~Thank you!


The Working Ranch Cowboy Association - WRCA is the premier national organization committed to preserving the heritage and lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy and promoting ranching on a national and international level. Their annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo to be held November 6-9 2014 in Amarillo, TX is not to be missed! The proceeds of that event directly supports the Working Ranch Cowboy Crisis Fund and Working Ranch Cowboys Scholarship Fund. 

We feel truly blessed and humbled to have received the WRCA's endorsement and are proud to attach their letter to us below. See ya'll in Amarillo!

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Mar 31, 2014

Another day at the ranch...

March 29th, 2014

Joe sending T.

Chris looks on, before his turn in with Knight.

Joe has T's attention, and respect...

...then as Monty says, "Join-up"... 

... and "Follow-up"

We call it partnership, and there is nothing like having a horse show you that he trusts you
~it is truly a thing of beauty!



Mar 25, 2014

March 25th, 2014

Another day at Horses For Heroes- NM Cowboy Up!


Going over ways to manipulate reins.

Re-capping trotting before moving into loping.

With the proper ques Star picks up his left lead with ease.

Process of opening and closing a ranch gate ~ nice job John!

It's that time again...
Star says, "What's That?..."

"No, I don't want any!"

"Alright...it's not so bad after all."

By establishing a regular deworming schedule to target and eliminate 
worms it helps keep your horses parasite free. 

Mar 22, 2014

Welcome!

March 22nd, 2014

We wish to welcome our newest combat warrior,  NM Army National Guardsman
Sgt. Joe Riggs, to the Cowboy Up! Program! 

As always we start from the ground up.
Eric goes over what round penning is, the different reasons why 
we do this exercise and how it is done.

Joe learns to move T with his energy.

By the end of this short session T and Joe are "in-tune" - look at their foot falls!

With good time we head to the arena for...


... some basic riding principles.

After a great session it's time for lunch. Always great to have that time together!




Mar 16, 2014

Gathering the girls...

March 12th, 2014

Back to Staple Cross Ranch to move a few of the ladies to another pasture. 
 Pasture control and rotational grazing is important in  keeping healthy land.

March 13th, 2014

Thanks to Eric, Brandon, Bianca, Brian and Emmett for helping Rick and I to re-configure paddocks 
so that each of our Four-legged Instructors has their very own space!

Eric and Brandon, taking down fencing to realign 
corral areas to make an additional run.

Brian and son Emmett cleaning up branches. Priceless!

The guys enjoy their new runs!

March 15th, 2014

Ahhh, grooming in the spring... lots of dust and hair, but it's SO worth it!


A nice exercise we learned from Craig Cameron to 
warm up you and your horse.

Rick working with T to see how well he does with a rope...
...looks pretty comfortable!

After a great session Chris works the gate with Knight.



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