Feb 2, 2016

R & R for the Major

This weekend brought the return of our Cowboy Up! yoga instructor
former US Army Maj. John Wojtowicz ~
A little R & R (refresh and remember!) for the Major after
a busy week training in CO.
We are already making plans for the upcoming seasons sessions!
Stay tuned.

John and 'T4' with Rick and 'Hollywood'
 Bridge walking builds confidence for horse and rider. 

It's an important skill to learn how to pony another horse, 
skills that come in handy when out on the open range.

Jan 29, 2016

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret.) Delta Force Commander Visit

Thursday January 28th,  2016:
A special visit from our good friend Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin.

Retired three-star General Jerry Boykin was the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (2002-2007) during the President George W. Bush administration. Boykin’s decorated 36-year military career included 13 years as a commando in Delta Force, the United States Army’s elite special operations, counter-terrorism unit. He served two years as a commander of Delta and participated in some of its most high-profile missions, including the Iran hostage crisis in 1980 and the “Black Hawk Down” firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993. 

Rick, Jerry Boykin and Randy Wilson discussing the program as they tour our Warrior Bunkhouse. It was down to the corrals to spend time with the horses after that.

Rick Iannucci and Jerry Boykin in front of the Gold Star Memorial Wall at our Warrior Bunkhouse.
Rick and Gen. Boykin reminisced about a mission together over Thanksgiving 1987

Gen. Boykin Cowboy's Up! with our crew at breakfast the next day. From left to right; Brian Ray, Rick Iannucci, Glen Strock, Jerry Boykin and John Shannon.

Jan 28, 2016

NM National Guard Chaplains Retreat

"Healing the Healers"~ New Mexico National Guard Chaplains Retreat

Chaplains from the NM Army and Air National Guard enjoying a well deserved, hot lunch.

Rick Iannucci speaks to the Chaplains about the work we are doing here at the ranch addressing   "The Other Side of PTSD~ Post Traumatic Spiritual Dissonance".  

 NM National Guard Chaplains and Cowboy Up! Crew at our Warrior Bunkhouse

NM National Guard Head Chaplain, Col. Gary Ortiz passes an official "Chaplains Challenge Coin" to Executive Director Rick Iannucci in appreciation for facilitating the training.

Time for the healers to meet our four-legged healers.

Rick speaks to the Chaplains assembled around the arena fire-pit

 "Roper", "Junior" and "Knight" checking out the Chaplains.

Jan 9, 2016

Great start to the New Year!

Horse wellness with Dr. Bill Hampton, D.C. of Equine Spine.

Dr. Hampton has worked on horses for 30 years and for the past 10 has been teaching seminars. By far the best horse chiropractor I've seen! 

We humans from time to time get out of alignment, as it is for our animals too. When you have a joint that isn't moving right, through it normal range of motion, it can cause stiffness and pain. A chiropractic adjustment restores misaligned joints to their normal location and thus enables joints to function as they are meant to.

 Dr. Hampton begins assessing 'Hollywood's' spine.

The Doc listens with his hands to find out where the source of pain is, 
because often our eyes will deceive us.

 Some spinal adjustments and Relief!

Happy horses, happy riders!!!

Thanks Doc!

To learn more please visit Dr. Hampton's website:



Jan 8, 2016

Happy New Year!