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New Mexico Roundup III
June 10, 2018 - June 17, 2018
This is our third year on the historic McKinley Ranch with owners Marc and Donne (yes, wife Donne’s dad wanted a boy) have invited us to help with their spring branding on their 120,000-acre ranch near Socorro, NM.
Each day JMHP riders will get up before dawn, catch and saddle their horses, ride out to a different section of the ranch to gather, sort, and brand calves alongside the family members. At night when the work is done, we’ll gather around the fire for Dutch Oven-cooked meals and tall tales of the day’s event. This is the real deal – we’ll do everything the way its been done on the ranch for over a hundred years, to include sleeping around the fire in cowboy bedrolls with a saddle for a pillow and the vast New Mexico skies to watch instead of television. Each day you’ll be part of a team of veterans and cowboys actively gathering, sorting, roping and dragging, and branding calves. This will be real physical work—last year we branded 601 calves in 5 days–that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face along with a happy heart knowing you played a key role in this timeless American tradition.
Open to: JMHP CA Cavvy members