Mar 22, 2013

March 2013

March 8th, 2013

Rick prepares Eric for his first ride in the saddle here at the ranch, along with Instructor Norm Becht.

Nice work!

March 12th, 2013

Bunk house interior ~ getting ready to seal floor.

 March 13th, 2010

Eric, Nancy, Oz and Rick in none other than K Bar J Leather chaps, thanks to Jack Gully
~ Thanks Jack!


Warm up...

First seated trot - looking good!

Above photos by Chris Chaisson ~ thanks Chris!

March 14th, 2013

Photo by Connie Mitchell
"Semper Fi Boys"
Oz, Sterling and Rick Executive  Director of HFHNM, Inc. Cowboy Up!

March 15th, 2013

Oz and Duke working cattle on San Cristobal Ranch.
Photo by Rick

March 16th, 2013

Enjoying some camaraderie over lunch.

Cowboy Up! graduate Chris Chaisson and his service dog Doc with Calvin (Marine), 
Rick (Marine & Army), and Eric (Army).

The visiting continued with Kristy LaFrance (Army) and Sterling Bucholz (Marine).

March 17th, 2013

Staple Cross gather
Rick riding point and slowin' them down and keepin' the pairs together.

 March 20th, 2013

Morning training.

Learning proper rein aids.

Work still goes on at the bunkhouse ~ grooming for rock landscaping courtesy of  Bob Kreger.

Warming up the horses for afternoon's session.

Nice balanced position Eric!

Cowboy Up! graduate and working cowboy Sterling Bucholz takes time from the ranch to help instruct.

Nothing like one-on-one training from a Marine turned cowboy!

Norm and Calvin observe from the sidelines while enjoying some time by the fire.

March 21st, 2013

Getting in all the details.