It’s a Way of Life
The Texas Longhorn Ranch is many things to many people. But most important the Ranch is a lifestyle, a ‘Way of Life’. It represents a struggle and determination and Family Pride. Ever since I was a kid, all I wanted to do was ride horses and work cattle. I dreamed of working on a real cattle ranch – branding, roping, punching cows, putting up hay for the winter and fixin’ fences.
We were always horse people. I started riding when I was real young and always wore cowboy boots, a western hat and loved to chew tobacco. I still wear the cowboy boots and never go without my hat! As for the chewing tobacco…that one is in the past.
I never abandoned my boyhood dreams and I set about adding the only thing missing – Texas Longhorns. Ranching has taken us to places like Dodge City. It has introduced us to great cattlemen like Frank & Brownie Doherty of Fort Scott, Kansas: Terry and Jean Brown of Rosebud, Texas; and Dick and Peg Lowe of Horton, Michigan. I have always felt lucky to have been raised in this cowboy lifestyle by my parents, Grant & Betty and with my brothers Mike & Kelly.
With beautiful acreage along the Sydenham river, to help promote this magnificent breed and ride to my heart’s content, my boyhood dream came to life. With my wife Gail and our family … Stewart & Sheri and sons, Greg, Coulter & Kristy and daughters, five of them love to ride, rope and work cattle and with a new generation coming along, this dream may live on for many years to come…