Sep 7, 2015

July and August

Time does fly...!
Here are some shots when the camera was on-hand!

July 27th, 2015
Summertime brought many new faces to the ranch. Here is Equine Practitioner Valentina Casonato from Montebelluna, Italy who traveled here to see how our horses are healing our heroes.

July 28th, 2015
From the Great State of Texas our newest Marine cowboy Sgt. Seth Stanford currently finishing up his degree at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas came by to spend some time with us in the Land of Enchantment.

 While Seth was here he took time to use his new knowledge of equine dentistry by checking all our 'boys' and gave us all the crash course.

Look how relaxed "Roper" is while Seth examines him ~ care and ease is exactly what you want in an equine professional working with your horse!

Here, Seth is checking "Hollywood's" pearly whites.

Brothers in Arms!
July 29th, 2015
 With the summer rains came the weeds in the arena. Here is Sarah, tearing it up while practicing some "Four-Wheeler" therapy. 

The Tres Amigas, Dillon, Sarah and Nancy...still looking phenomenal, dirt and all! 

August 1st, 2015
Our "must see event of the year" the WRCA~ Maverick Ranch Rodeo in Cimarron, NM
Our very own Cowboy Up! Pastor Rick Rinde has heads bowed for prayer following our National Anthem. 

Action wasn't far behind exploding out of the chutes for the Ranch Bronc event. 

Cowboys had their hands full with this bucking stock.
On deck and all smiles waiting for the next event.

Ranch sorting is always a crowd pleaser. 

Kyle, Sarah, Rick, Matt and Dillon take a moment during "tailgate therapy" Not pictured is Rick Rinde...not shy, just taking the picture.
August 8th, 2015
Welcome to Cowboy Up! Holly, (Active duty USAF).
Rick and Holly picking up the pace in the cattle trap.

August12th, 2015
 Horses For Heroes- NM National Advisory Board member Col.Tim Hale proudly receiving a check for our program from ........ 58th Special Operations Wing. The 58th Special Operations Wing trains Airmen for nearly every command in the US Air Force. They provide flight, survival, and combat skills training.

August 15th, 2015
Holly providing instruction on bridling to Tamie ( USN Ret.) 

Cowboy Up! Director Nancy De Santis explaining the cues and movement through the cones.

 August 22nd, 2015
 Recent program grad and Cowboy Up! Instructor Paul Duran practicing "ponying" with Holly observing.

 Holly, Paul and Rick loping in formation.

Paul demonstrating opening and movement of horses and riders through the gate and explaining the cowboy protocol behind it. 

August 28th, 2015
 When you put an English saddle on a working cowboy horse, this is the predictable expression you will get!

September 3rd, 2015
Native American Iraq veteran Inda, taking his time grooming "T-4".

 Mounted and ready to ride with Bianca and Rick covering the finer points.

Bianca demonstrating proper use of seat and rein control on "Knight". 

 Now, on to a well deserved Crossed Arrows Ranch bunkhouse lunch !