Nov 26, 2015

Nov 4, 2015

Harping For Heroes

"Harping" For Heroes!?

The good news was that we were blessed with moisture in the form of back to back chilly, rainy days as a preview of a New Mexico winter to come. The better news was that in typical Cowboy Up! fashion we improvised, adapted and overcame thanks to our active duty USANG cowgirl/harpist Holly! 

Holly, mesmerizing us on the Harp and in front of a roaring fire in our 
Cowboy/Warrior Bunkhouse!

Oct 26, 2015

Neurosculpting® at Crossed Arrows Ranch

A Huge Thank you to Lisa Wimberger, Founder of Neurosculpting for Saturday's full-day immersion where we learned powerful brain-based healing methods to deal with excessive stress and trauma. Lisa's work draws upon her background in medical neuroscience and neurobiology using the body's innate nature to heal itself! Heartfelt gratitude from the Cowboy Up! crew! ‪#‎Neurosculpting‬

Horses For Heroes - NM Inc. Executive Director, Rick Iannucci introduces the team to Lisa.

 An incredible day of education begins...

...with all of us taking detailed notes!
We even had lots of laughs!

Thank you Lisa for sharing your phenomenal amount of knowledge,
which was so eloquently explained!

 A Special shout-out to Sarah for her awesome warm healthful Ayurvedic drink!
Sarah, seen here with fellow Army veteran John (left) and our wrangler Bianca (right).

Sep 15, 2015

Military Day at the State Fair

September 15th, 2015
Military/Veterans  Day at the New Mexico State Fair 2015

 Joe, Rick and Dillon (taking the photos) manned the booth on Main Street at this years State Fair.
They saw old friends and made some new ones. They even had some of the kids roping the dummy!

Two of our newest Cowboy Up! participants. Active USAF NCO's rock!  
And as Rick says, " sometimes the best cowboy for the job is a cowgirl!!

Sep 11, 2015

Cowboy, Instructor, National Guard Soldier, EMT, Fire Fighter

September 10th, 2015

Firefighter- EMT /Cowboy Up! Instructor Joe Streaker Graduates from Santa Fe Fire Academy.

We were proud to attend the graduation of one of our own, Joe Streaker from the Santa Fe City Fire Academy. It was a tough 18 weeks for the 17 Firefighter- EMT's that graduated from an initial application pool of 300!
Joe didn't waste anytime getting back to the ranch and jumping right back into instructing and riding our good American Quarter Horses and we are sure happy to have him back.
Between Joe's work as a Firefighter-EMT and his work as a NM National Guard Infantry Soldier he brings a new level of instructor skills to his volunteer work with fellow veterans here at the Crossed Arrows Ranch.  Congrats Joe on a job well done!!!!

September 9th, 2015

Cowboy Up! Instructor back on the job after 18 weeks of fire fighting training.

Army guy to army guy.

Band of brothers.

One heck of a cowboy!