Thank you, thank you,
thank you ALL for your support!
Our 4th Annual Cowboy Christmas is now full
We look forward to seeing you
Friday December 13th, 2013 at La Fonda on the Plaza ~ Santa Fe
Combat Army Ranger holding helmet which was hit with shrapnel from and
EFP, explosive formed projectile,
tearing the cloth
and denting the helmet.
About Us & Our Mission ~ Isaiah 6:8
Horses For Heroes - New Mexico, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Cowboy Up! is a unique horsemanship, wellness and skill-set restructuring program based in Santa Fe, NM free primarily to Veterans and active military (both men and women) who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma (PTSD) during their time serving our country. From day one Veterans are hands on with our horses beginning with groundwork and progressing to riding, as well as participating in other aspects of ranch life, including working cattle and more importantly experiencing the camaraderie with cowboys who are Veterans themselves.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers and are privately funded by your donations. 100% of your contributions goes to keeping our Heroes horseback. We are totally independent of and not affiliated with any other Horses for Heroes program.
Ultimately our program is self-sustaining by the Veteran participants themselves as they complete the skills required for the different phases of the Cowboy Up! Program. This allows Veterans to become program instructors and under the volunteer mentor-ship of working ranch cowboys raise and train the horses that are the program horses for future Veterans coming in to the program.
We provide a unique environment and opportunity in which OIF and OEF (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan) Veterans can Recuperate, Recreate and Reintegrate into society, essentially giving them a New Mission.
Sharing our experience, courage and vision, we work together to forge a new path to Post Healing Strength™.
"We train to Standard, not to time. Our program is self-paced and outcome based." ~ Rick Iannucci, Executive Director
Here at the ranch we offer a calm and supportive atmosphere for both women and men Veterans.
Our program is tailored to each individual participant - The sky's the limit to those who wish to carry on with the cowboy culture and pursue other aspects of ranching, or just come to be in the beauty of nature, bond with a magnificent creature and find that quiet place within.
"Quiet isn't defined as a lack of sound, but an awakening to a rhythm that's based in the natural world."
~From Cowboys & Buckaroos by Tim O'Byrne
Horses For Healing: A Photo, Audio & Multimedia Production by Rosi Calderon and Mindy Sayers
"The horse elevates us. Not just in altitude, but to a higher level of being. Without the horse, there wouldn't be cowboys."
~ Joel Nelson, Horseman and Veteran
Horses For Heroes - New Mexico Inc. is privately funded. We rely entirely on our volunteers, donations and contributions. Please consider donating to help keep our Heroes Horseback. We welcome you to visit our DONATE PAGE for ways to help.
Horses For Heroes - New Mexico, Inc. | COWBOY UP!
PO BOX 1882 Santa Fe, NM 87504 |
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