Jun 18, 2012

Saddles Are In!

Back in February Bob Leach had been listening to The Wilkow Majority Show on Sirius XM satelite radio where he learned of our organization and our Horses For Heroes Cowboy Up! program.

Very interested Bob did his own research by visiting our website and decided to call. Through conversation we quickly discovered how Bob's own son was a (ret.) OIF/OEF combat Marine who was now home working, as well as helping out his dad in his shop.

After speaking with Rick and finding out that we sure could use some great working cowboy saddles, Bob decided he needed to raise money to build three to send our way. Bob and his friend Doug Woods went to their community and set forth the motion to fundraising and then Bob began building three outstanding saddles complete with our Crossed Arrows Ranch mark. (You can read the original article "Cherokee saddle maker to craft saddles for worthy Veterans' cause" by Dan Whitney here.

We are deeply touched and truly appreciate all the kind hearts of those, who when they hear about the work we do for our veterans are sparked to contribute in some way.  And as in the case of Bob Leach and his boss, Phil Rupp, owner of Buckaroo Sales, we are extremely grateful for the generous  contribution that you have made on our behalf and with the help of your community who supported your efforts. We thank you all for keeping our Heroes horseback!  Cherokee Iowa, YOU ROCK!!!

See more of Bob & Phil's work at: Buckaroo Sales