Jun 20, 2011

Sgt. Erik Schei Cowboys Up!

Sgt. Erik Schei, US Army Combat Engineer, wounded in action in Mosul, Iraq. Our newest Cowboy Up! veteran saddling up for the first time...

Here Erik prepares for his lift with NARHA Certified instructor Georgia Smith, Cowboy Up! Director Rick Iannucci, and Eric's dad Gordon.

With the greatest of ease; Out of the chair and up in the air and Erik gently mounts Shilo. Smiles and laughs abound!

Erik learning the commands "Walk on" and Whoa"

Erik, the Cowboy Up! crew, and his new buddy Shilo.

Smiling away and ready for next time!

With special thanks to our Program Partners Lawrence & Suzanna Becerra and the Las Campanas Compadres team, Director Georgia Smith and Norm Brown. Your compassion and generosity helped get another Hero horseback, and for that we are deeply grateful! You guys rock!!!