Comanche Creek Ranchoffers film productions onsite location with beautiful Oran Mountain views and awesome New Mexico sunsets. We offer ranch livestock such as horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, and snakes for Old West period and modern ranch type productions. Comanche Creek Re-enactors are professional background actors who own their own Old West period wardrobe: Old West towns people, saloon patrons & girls, merchants, Cowboys/Buckaroos, Mexican Bandits/Vaqueros, Apache Warriors, and modern cowboys & cowgirls. Tipi rentals, period stage coach and wagons, as well as gun rigs. Battle and fight choreographer, and horse stunts. 

MARTIAL ARTS: Punong Guro Richard Alaniz is a highly trained martial artist and is Grand Master of Blaik Kali Silat. He trained under Guro Dan Inosanto at the Inosanto Kali Academy in Marina del Rey, California from 1989 to 1998, and before that time he trained nine years with former Bruce Lee students Sifu Bob Bremer and Sifu Pete Jacobs.  Richard is highly skillful with knives and swords, and has black belt degrees in various styles of martial arts which includes empty hands and exotic weapons arts. His horseman skills were vital to Richard breaking in to the movie industry and later advanced to a stuntman on many period westerns and modern productions such as Crazy Horse, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Two for Texas, Holes, Scorpion King, Murder She Wrote, Charlie Grace, Sioux City, On Deadly Ground, The Witness, Deadly Ransom, and various other productions. HIs quest is to introduce to the public via film productions the deadly and exotic art of Hari Mau Silat, an Indonesian and martial art taught to him by the late Pedekar Herman Suwanda, and Kali Silat a Filipino martial art taught to Richard by Guro Dan Inosanto.  Please visit www.balikinstitute.com for further information on his training in the martial arts. Mr. Alaniz also received a 5th Dan in Doblete Rapilon Arnis under the late Grandmaster Jose Mena of the Philippines. 

Our film Old West re-enactors are well trained professional background extras with their own 1800's period wardrobe and stuntmen. Below left photo is on the set of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman where Richard is performing a high fall bulldog. He worked on Dr. Quinn TV series for five seasons.

Jake Spoon de Mescal

Mescal Spanish Mustang Stallion

Left to right:

Guro Richard Alaniz, the late Sifu Pete Jacobs, Sifu Steve Golden, and the late Sifu Bob Bremer. All three were students of Guro Dan Inosanto and early China Town students of the late Bruce Lee in the art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) of which Richard is a second generation student/practitioner in JKD. 

  Organ Mountains National Monument

  2018​

Richard Alaniz is a retired Hollywood stuntman who relocated to Las Cruces, NM in 2006. He performed stunt work on various productions in Los Angeles, choreographed large battle and fight scenes (View "Two for Texas" staring Kris Kristofferson, where Richard choreographed the 500 man battle scene along with playing ten various characters as a stuntman. He is a horse expert, a highly trained martial artist and weapons expert. His idea was to develop his ranch for film to offer productions a low cost one stop venue for Old West period and modern productions.

We work in tandem with Film Las Cruces in helping productions reach their goals. 

Attention:  
Horse riding & stage combat clinics for actors & actresses 

Next clinic to be announced soon

 Film Ranch - Livestock & Old West Re-enactors

      Stage Coach - Period Wagons - Horse & Mule teams


Comanche Creek Ranch    Film Ranch

                              Las Cruces, New Mexico

Many Inosanto Kali Academy graduates are notable stuntmen and stunt coordinators in the movie industry demonstrating various fighting techniques using JKD and Kali to enhance fight scenes for film. 

Spanish Barb & Apache Mustang Horses


Re-enactors with wardrobe & gun rigs



Richard Alaniz - Coordinator

(575) 636 - 7238

Photo by Peter Goodman

NOW STANDING at Comanche Creek Ranch 

Jake Spoon de Mescal -  is a 2011 Mescal Spanish Barb Mustang Stallion, he is available for stud service at Comanche Creek Ranch or semen shipping to your location. He is 14.2 hands, Dark Bay in color, full long wavy mane and tail, is stocky in structure with short back and "A" frame typical of the original Spanish Horse. Jake  has a calm disposition and will produce beautiful foals. Mustangs have been proven by the "Mustang Makeover" competition's to be easily trainable for various disciplines of choice. 


Contact us for further information by email at balikinstitute.com or by phone (575) 636-7238   Richard Alaniz owner

 One stop for Film Productions

Old West & Modern Film Productions

  • Livestock for film
  • Horse stunts
  • Old West Re-enactors - period wardrobe
  • Fight & Battle Choreography