Apr 24, 2013

New Wheels, Mavericks & Riding

Just have been so busy, sorry for not keepping up to date, haven't had my camera most days and time just flies when you're having fun working!

April 8th, 2013 brought a little bit of Christmas to one of our veterans who was in dire need of an all terrain wheelchair, thank you to the contributors that made this possible, you know who you are!

April 12th, 2013 was a good training day on cattle, learning the points of pressure and working cattle.  This training provides the priliminary understanding of moving cattle so that our veterans can confidently go out to work on Program Partner ranches.  

April 15th, 2013 ~ Chris is now able to wheel around the paddocks and visit the horses, some much needed catching up to do!  

April 16th, 2013 was horse health day!  Stuart McCall instructed our veterans on the importance of annual check-ups and spring work. 

Teeth inspection.

Stuart found some points that needed some attention, and Hollywood was such a good paitient while getting his teeth floated to remove those points that sometimes may be uncomfortable when fitted with bit and bridle ~ 

Learning proper placement of an injection site.

He's a pro now ~ great job Calvin!

April 17th, 2013 ~ Ramp is completed and gravel laid!

April 20th, 2013

We headed up to the Maverick's Dance Fundraiser in Cimarron, NM.
The Maverick Club has been long time friends and supporters of HFHNM, INC. Cowboy Up!

Rick says a little about our orginazation & we present the Maverick's with our Certificate of Appreciation!
We can't thank you guys enough for all you do for us!

HFHNM, INC. Cowboy Up! Executive Director Rick Iannucci, Cowbou Up! Director Nancy De Santis, Long time Maverick Mike Hobbs, with his wonderful lady Carrie Fitzpatrick.

April 24th, 2013 ~ With the warmer weather here the VA sessions have begun!

Horses getting a full groom while developing that bond that creates trust and partnership.

We of course start with ground work, further developing that important bond.

Unmounted activities allow for a good partnership to blossom.

Illustrating the importance of round penning.

After a good lunch a little conversation insues with our senior staff.

~ Great day and nice to have you on board!