Friday, August 22, 2008

New Staff and New Volunteer

Today at the Ranch we welcomed our newest staff member Randee Nuse by cheering her on as she took her first solo " in years" ride on Kizee. We also welcomed our newest volunteer Hannah who will be helping with grooming, spotting, leading and riding. It was a beautiful day to ride for all our ranchers and staff as well. Under the guidance of Catlin, our ranchers are learning proper posture, mounting, dismounting, grooming and hoof cleaning as well as a great deal about feeling comfortable and safe.
Johnathan (our newest Rancher) got the opportunity to show his folks how well he rides and last seen they were off to the nearest western wear store for a hat and cowboy boots.
We are excited to see our Ranchers getting the prep work done in record time so they can "get to the fun part" of riding.
If you are interested in volunteering with our Equine therapy Program or just coming out and enjoying the day with us please contact the TCR Office.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


We would like to welcome Caitlin Fontaine to TCR as our new Wrangler, Caitlin comes to us with a great deal of experience. She is working toward her NAHRA Instructor Certification, and has committed to seeing the Equestrian Therapy Program at Triangle Cross Ranch succeed.
Since the first week in July, Caitlin has dedicated her time working with our ranchers and staff in all aspects of equine therapy. Caitlin will be responsible for management of the riding, including safe and appropriate instruction both on and off the horses and the care and well being of our horses, Jayar and Kizee. We are very thankful and blessed to add her to the TCR team.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Grace Volunteers

We would like to thank Grace Church in Greeley and the 35 plus volunteers who graciously donated their Sunday to help at the ranch. We had terrific weather on Sunday with a brief thunderstorm that ended the day a little bit quicker than planned. Despite the storm we accomplished so much and everyone was busy doing landscaping, moving rock, grooming the horses, sanding the decks and working in our garden. Our ranchers worked right along with everyone.

Our Life Coaches Jay, Donna and Ryan helped Volunteer Coordinator Charyn, and volunteers Rebecca and Beau coordinate projects to get them completed. Everyone pitched in to make the day a HUGE success. The community is truly blessed to have volunteers such as these. To see more photos of the day visit the TCR Photo Gallery.