HISTORY OF THE REMUDA
Millard Morris began putting together a mare program by purchasing 20 mares. These mares were impressive not only in bloodlines, but also in their ability to produce a good all-around ranch horse. He looked for size, bone structure, cow sense, speed and conformation. Foundation sires picked were King,...
Tongue River Ranch raises about 1300 calves per year. Of these, about 200 heifers are kept for replacements and the rest are sold at private treaty or on video. These calves are 80 percent Angus, and 20 percent Hereford/Angus Cross. When the calves are weaned, they are vaccinated, branded and given age verification tags....
Tom Moorhouse, Ranch Manager
Tom was born and raised on the Moorhouse ranch. He has operated ranches across the state of Texas under the Moorhouse brand for 40 years. Tom received a bachelor’s degree from Sul Ross University and served in the National Guard from 1971 to 1978. He is currently a director of the Ranch...
In 1898 Eric and Albin Swenson, the sons of Swedish immigrant S. M. Swenson of the SMS Ranches, purchased the 79,000 acre Scab 8 Ranch. The ranch was nestled in the communal corners of four Texas counties: King, Cottle, Motley and Dickens. The brothers renamed it Tongue River Ranch because of its location on the Tongue...
Quarter Horse Sales and 2012 Rodeo Schedule
Ft Worth Best of the West Ranch Rodeo – January 18th-19th
Western Heritage Classic – May
Ft Worth Best of Remuda Sale Saturday Jan 19th 12 noon
Ft Worth Invitational Sale Sunday Jan...
Brands play an important role in the identification and proper management of horses, especially when working with large numbers of animals.
Tongue River horses are branded as follows:
LEFT JAW: Brand here designates mare family lineage.
LEFT THIGH: The “Crooked T” brand on the left thigh signifies that the horse was...