The last few weeks have been full of change for Bwc2. We make an effort to embrace these transitional periods, because they reveal opportunities to improve our programs and our ability to serve others who are in need.
The biggest change recently was moving our non-profit organization to Alamode Ranch at 15844 Baker Canyon Road, Canyon Country, CA 91390. Alamode was gracious enough to board our horses more than a week earlier than planned, due to the Sand Canyon Fire. This greatly reduced the physical and emotional stress exerted on the horses and the Bwc2Crew, by limiting unnecessary travel, etc… Now our horses are living in true comfort, where they enjoy in & out stalls equipped with fans and meals served three times a day. We also have a wash rack with both hot and cold running water.
We are enjoying the use of a private 50’ round pen for our veterans and children’s equine programs. The stalls, wash rack and round pen are in a secluded area from the rest of the 81 acre ranch, so participants feel confident to learn at their own pace without distractions.
Currently we are offering a children’s program every Sunday morning starting at 10am. Call the number below for further information or for setting up an appointment. The Bwc2Crew has an arts and craft table sponsored by Lynch Plumbing that the kids use while waiting for their lesson or siblings can hang out. Marque, Dakota and Buddy Wyzer are on hand for all lessons and are handsomely rewarded with lots of cookies.
Through all of the changes, we have been able to grow our Horses – N – Heroes Program. We now have three groups of Veterans coming to the ranch every week. This includes two men’s and one women’s group. The Bwc2Crew chooses to utilize our freedom by showing appreciation to American Veterans through our Horses – N – Heroes program. The Veterans help BWC2 by helping us rehabilitate and condition our horses. The Veterans involved find more value in our Horses -N – Heroes program than just a weekly diversion. Through TCR Horsemanship the Veterans learn that the horses have heightened senses similar to their own. By learning to utilize those senses working with the horse in the round pen the Veteran creates a relationship between the horse and themselves. It’s through this relationship that both the horse and the Veteran learn TRUST, CONFIDENCE & RESPECT with each other. These traits don’t just stay in the round pen, they influence all aspects of the Veterans life and the horse’s life. It’s through these relationships that the veterans help our horses and our horses heal our Veterans.
All of our programs have always been and will continue to be, FREE of charge. We are grateful for every donation. We rely on and are grateful for our volunteers and all of our donors.
Dave Drulias at 818-640-7952