Here are a few photos from the 2016 WNCR fundraising event. The WNCR "Walking N Circles" Horse Rescue is a equine rescue facility in New Mexico, located north of Edgewood in Stanley, NM. The ranch takes in abused, neglected and abandoned horses and provides care, food and training.
One of the ranch hands working with a paint horse in the round pen. The round pen is where all training begins for a horse. This is where they learn commands, respect and confidence. All training at the WNCR uses only Natural Horsemanship techniques.
Colorful cowboy boots and spurs.
A ranch hand riding an American paint horse in the round pen after spending time on groundwork exercises with the horse.
APD Mounted Horse Unit at the WNCR Hug-A-Horse event. These are the same horses that were on the streets during the Trump rally in Albuquerque. These horses are very specifically trained to remain calm in very hostile and violent riot situations but will go anywhere and do anything the officer wants or needs them to without hesitation.
One of the WNCR trainers working a demonstration for guests and visitors during the Hug-A-Horse event.
Another trainer doing a riding demonstration from a rescued horse. This horse has been trained and has found his "forever" home.