Monday, November 15, 2010

Fun in the Sun ( and a little bit of wind)

There is an awesome outfit called Combat Veterans Cowboy Up ( dot org) that is doing wonderful work helping to Heal our veterans, one soldier at a time.

My family and I headed over to see what we could do to help out. We know that running a ranch is a lot of hard work, and a lot of grunt work, So we volunteered to be grunts. There are always fences to tighten, junk to pick up , gate latches to fix. And we are all pretty well trained to do this type of work!

This ranch is just a wonderful place - it is in a beautiful setting. They have 21 horses that they do this Equine Assisted Physchotherapy with. They are amazing horses. We were kind of teasing - cuz my numbers of horses can be right up there with Johns' ( the founder of CVCU).... and mine aren't working as hard for their keep in the winter!!

Anyways - I wanted to share some photos with you about this place - cuz its cool, and I thought you might like to see them. I know I talk about quilts ALL the time - but there is more to us (grin)
First - this guy is not a Vet. - he is my itty bitty sweet bumpkin who fell in love with the Mini Horses. These horses are just the ranch mascots - but they are hilarious. They each have their own personalities. One of them decided he was done with humans and walked right thru the fence and hid behind the round corral! It was too funny!

See the barn in the background. Just built! Whoo hoo - they will have some shelter for the winter.

They do a lot of ground work with both the horses and the therapists.  

This guy - awesome guy - has been through the program and has done marvelously. After he went through the ground therapy program, he came back to learn to ride.
( A guy after my own heart LOL) 

She looks awesome doesn't she?

The Wrangler Store, one block west of Park Meadows Mall in Highland Ranch Colorado is helping to sponsor CVCU. They have a line of clothing call Patriot Products. For every item that you buy from this store, on that list - $10 goes to CVCU.

So if you are in need of Wrangler products and live near this store - GO!!

I think you could probably call them as well

The Original Wrangler Store
9140-D East Westview Road
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Just so you know - if you are one of my family members.... You know what coming your way for Christmas *grin* .

If you want to learn more about the ranch you can go to

Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures.

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