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Glenn Blodgett sat, stood three of the highest-priced stallions the Quarter Horse industry has ever known. To a lot of people, breeding those horses would be the opportunity of a lifetime. It is an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Glenn Blodgett sat, stood three of the highest-priced stallions the Quarter Horse industry has ever known. To a lot of people, breeding those horses would be the opportunity of a lifetime. It is an opportunity of a lifetime.

6666 ranch it was not those three stallions that brought him to the Four Sixes Ranch. He was there long before they were. He found his calling early, and joined his father in the cattle business in Denton County, Texas, when Burk was only 10 years old.

Stories about young Burk Burnett are as many as are cattle on the ranch today. According to one of the stories, in the s, as a lad of 17, his father sent him on his first trail drive to the markets in Kansas.

Two years later, at 19, Burk headed north with another herd of cattle, this time as the trail boss. According to the story, the maturity he exhibited on the trip was probably a sign of things to come. Somewhere in the Oklahoma Territory, Indians hit the herd one night and drove off all the horses except the night horses the cowboys were riding.

Burk moved the herd out the following morning, 6666 ranch half the cowboys walking, and continued north until he was able to purchase more mounts. Once he reached Kansas, he found the market had bottomed out.

Selling his cattle would mean a tremendous loss. He, of course, had no way to communicate with his father, so he decided to over-winter the cattle in Kansas.

Arranging for temporary grassland, he grazed the animals all winter and sold them the following year for a profit. AroundBurk purchased a herd of cattle that carried the brand, a mark he adopted and made famous worldwide.

An often-told story says that Burk won the cattle in a game of poker by laying down a hand with four sixes, thus the brand.

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The brand came with the cattle. How the original owners came up with the brand remains unknown. Burk bought his first land near where Wichita Falls, Texas, would later stand, miles northwest of Fort Worth. As the days of the open range ended, he increased his holdings, buying the old 8 Ranch, near Guthrie in north central Texas.

That ranch became the nucleus of the Four Sixes Ranch headquartered near Guthrie today, and a later purchase added the Dixon Creek division, located in the Texas Panhandle.

Tom had one daughter, Anne Burnett Tandy, who, upon the death of her father and grandfather, took control of both the Four Sixes and Triangle ranches. As a matter of fact, in the AQHA founders were her dinner guests the night before the meeting that originated the Association.

Today the Four Sixes encompasses nearlyacres, on which run 7, to 8, mother cows and about bulls. The ranch has definitely stayed up with the 20th century, with its own airstrip and hangar, pipe corrals and steel barns. Some of the cowboys live at the ranch headquarters, at the edge of Guthrie.

Others live with their families at the various "camps," houses placed in remote areas of the ranch. Camp cowboys usually look after the part of the ranch on which they live, while those who live at headquarters keep their horses there, usually turned out in a small pasture or "trap" near the barns.

The cowboys who live at the camps keep their horses in pastures near their houses. They usually cut out two, or sometimes three so they will have one for a spare. We almost never have any sickness like colic or tying up," he added.

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When the ranch is working cattle - like in the spring, when all the calves are branded, a job that takes several weeks - the cowboys at the camps bring most of their horses into the headquarters and leave them there until the work is finished.

Everyone works out of headquarters during that period, although the camp cowboys do go home to their families each night. The ranch cowboys ride only geldings.Find great deals on eBay for ranch. Shop with confidence. Get directions, reviews and information for Ranch in Guthrie, TX.

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In two barns not more than a hundred yards behind where Dr. Glenn Blodgett sat, stood three of the highest-priced stallions the Quarter Horse industry has ever known.

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Collectively, those three stallions' get have earned more than $55 million on racetracks. To a lot of people, breeding those horses.

In two barns not more than a hundred yards behind where Dr. Glenn Blodgett sat, stood three of the highest-priced stallions the Quarter Horse industry has ever known.

Collectively, those three stallions' get have earned more than $55 million on racetracks. To a lot of people, breeding those horses. Ranch, Guthrie, TX. 63K likes. Horse with a History, Brands with a Background/5().

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