Dec 23, 2012


December 1st, 2012 

 Matt Moody spent the day gathering and branding at Wade Ranch with friends, while we recovered form our Cowboy Christmas, hope to make it next time with y' all ~ thanks for the invite!

Photos by Matt's wife Shawna. While Matt rode and branded we were busy with friends who came to town for our Dinner & Dance ~ it was nice to get a chance to visit and share the progress on the bunkhouse!

Special Operations Warrior Foundation Member Tom Quinn, Christine and Rick visiting. When Tom was here last we had not even broken ground yet.

"Ranger" makes his way through the great room

Cracker Barrel porch rockers courtesy of our good friends from Franklin, TN.

Yeah, were ready for some serious "porch time". 

Later that day our Border Patrol family came by to catch up! Husband Patrick Reilly helps his wife Nicle saddle up Duke for a little exercise.

Hollywood, Kevin Reilly, Patrick & Nicole reilly, Duke and Lauren Reilley. Tuscon Sector Border Patrol crew taking a break.

 December 9th, 2012
 First snow...

December 10th, 2012

First snowfall for our bunkhouse.     Photo by: Cris Iannucci

Springer Correctional Facility Site for the 2013 Cowboy Up! Program for Honorably Discharged Incarcerated Veterans. This is an unfunded inititive where our Cowboy Up! veterans will be working with the NM Dept of Corrections, NM Dept of Agriculture & NMSU, NM Dept of Veterans Services and NM Livestock Board. 

Springer "Bunkhouse" where our prisoner/veterans will be housed.

One of the corrals where our program horses will stay. 
December 12th, 2012


Subsurface trenching our septic system!

Brian Johnson and his crew working on getting steps and ramp set.

While Abe and the Subsurface crew trench the infiltrators

December 14th, 2012

Looks like more snow!

December 15th, 2012

Rick and Alroy in their Jack Gully chaps!

Alroy and Rick working the horses and doing what they do best.. 
Above photos taken by Darilyn Jackson

 Later that evening... Laguna Christmas Party!

Just a little thank you for John and all he does in offering great opportunities 
to gather and work cattle.

Brian and Chris singing Christmas carols along with our friends before dinner!

December 17th, 2012

December 20th, 2012
Our visit to Canon City Colorado Wild Horse Inmate Program.

Head Program Cowboy Brian Hardin explaining the corral system.

First Gentleman Chuck Franco speaks to an inmate about his experience in the program. Our Cowboy UP! Springer program will be different in that we will be  using New Mexico Livestock Boards  unwanted and abandoned horses and our inmates will all be honorably discharged veterans specially selected to work with us and the horses.

Staff Instructor working in the covered arena with a Mustang 
(it was about 10 degrees here by the way).

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Peace and Joy in the New Year!!!