Dec 23, 2016

JOIN US TONIGHT ~ Auction at McLarry Modern!!!

Please join us for the Closing Reception at 
McLarry Modern at 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
December 23rd, 2016 from 3pm until 7pm.
Light refreshments and live entertainment await!

Meet the artist Poteet Victory and his lovely wife Terry
who put together this auction 
and view the wonderful art of some very talented artists!

A picture from the night ~ A lotta fun!
Executive Director, Rick Iannucci, Tech. Sgt. Robin Hopkins,
and Programs Director Nancy De Santis

Thank you Poteet, Terry, Jade, Chris and to all who came out!

We hope you enjoy your new works of art!!!

Dec 12, 2016

Last Ride of the season & Special Visit!

December 7th, 2016
What a great visit from some real American heroes!
Retired Army Sergent Rob Bartlett & Master Chief Will Wilson, USN (Ret)
and Executive Director Rick Iannucci warming up by our
fireplace after a wonderful supper. 
combat veterans Bartlett and Wilson were our guests after they finished their Staroulite Foundation veterans elk hunt in Northern NM.

Nov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving & Cowboy Up! Christmas Auction


Painting by Poteet Victory

McLarry Modern will be hosting a Cowboy Up! Christmas Auction starting (online) December 1st and running to December 23rd, 2016.

The Closing Reception will be December 23rd from 3pm to 7pm @ McLarry Modern.

Be sure to come see us and enjoy the live entertainment and light refreshments at 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM McLarry Modern 
 De sure to check out the auction on-line @ McLarry Modern

 November 9th 
We had some nice weather!
So Brian and some members from the Rotary Club 
helped with putting in footings for the pond deck, 
while Bianca worked with 'Junior' on desensitizing.
 Jr. isn't so sure about that Red Flag!
 "It aint so bad after all!"
Then Matt brought by his out-of-town Army buddy...
 A Great Day had by all!!!

November 3rd, 2016
Mario returns after his hunt up north...
...for a little more riding...
... on the back of the property.

November 2nd, 2016
Say hello to our new Stephen Schaeffer Kitchen!

The Coffee Bar used to be under the window
and now has a free access location of it's own!

Oct 31, 2016

Rest & Reset, SF Session, Shipping & Feasting

October 27th, 2016
Welcome to Mario one of our Special Forces guys.
Though Mario is a long time rider he
learned a lot about horsemanship as leadership!
 Loping without stirrups ~ now that's balance!

October 20th, 2016
Army Veterans back for more!
Another great visit from our Cowboy Up! Yoga 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.

John and Stacy got to visit our friends at
Sedillo Cattle Company
for their annual sorting and shipping.
This is Stephanie ~ Stephanie makes the worlds greatest
Red Chili Stew!!!
We love our Laguna friends ~ thanks for having us back!

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!