TJ was born and raised in Merkel, TX. He grew up loving horses and cattle and learned many valuable lessons about the cattle industry from his Dad. TJ started his first job at 17 working for a cutting horse facility. He later started training horses for the public and himself; along with doctoring wheat cattle for Sellers Cattle Co. for 10 years. In 2009 he went to work for Spires Ranch as a camp man and became manager in 2010. He worked for Spires Ranch for 4 ½ years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in April 2014. TJ has been very blessed in his life. His biggest accomplishment is his family and watching his kids grow and their love for Jesus Christ. TJ says that his wife Kristin, daughter Bailey (15), and two sons Brazos (9) and Blaine (6) have always supported him in everything he does. He gives God the glory for everything that has come his way including working for Tongue River Ranch and being a part of a wonderful group of people. He enjoys team roping, showing horses and loves to snow ski. TJ and his wife Kristin take great pride in being a part of the Tongue River Ranch, its premier Quarter Horses and cattle operations, its heritage and its families.
Tyler was born in Amarillo, Texas and spent most of his childhood in the North western Panhandle town of Channing, Texas. It was there that he began learning the value of hard work and the importance of family. He moved his family from the Long X Ranch to Tongue River Ranch in 2010. He and his wife, Tabitha, have three handsome boys, Weston, Hagen and Corbin. Tyler really enjoys working with leather in his spare time. He likes to build chaps, headstalls and one day would like to build saddles.
Ty Brown, Headquarters Cowboy & Horsetrainer
Ty grew up in Weatherford, TX where he was involved in rodeo, training horses and playing football and baseball at a very young age. He has worked for the Gully Ranch, Guitar Ranch, S & S Farms and Pritchett Cutting Horses. Ty is the 2010 NCHA Derby Limited Open Champion, 2012 Big Bang Bash Derby Champion, 2014 Michelle Layne Holsey Derby Champion and the 2014 Reserve Champion of the NCHA Super Stakes John Deere Classic. He and his wife Blandi came to TRR in June of 2014. They have a son, Jaggar and daughter, Tylee. Ty enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his beautiful family.
Gage Moorhouse was raised on the Moorhouse Ranch in Benjamin, Texas. Gage attends Texas Tech University, and is majoring in Agriculture Economics. Son of ranch manager, Tom Moorhouse, Gage has grown up in the ranching industry. He works at the ranch during the summer vacation and on weekends. Gage is also a member of the Tongue River Ranch rodeo team and often-times rides the bronc where he has had great success winning several bronc ridings. Gage enjoys ranch rodeos, hunting and fishing.
Shaun grew up in San Angelo, Texas, on his grandfather’s ranch where he learned about ranching and cattle. Shaun left to go rodeo just after graduating from high school. He rode bareback horses in the PRCA and was 1 of 24 contestants invited to represent the USA in the first rodeo in China. After an exciting 7 year rodeo career he went back to cowboying, working for the Babbitt ranch, Wagon Wheel ranch, Haythorn Ranch, and several other ranches. In 2013 Shaun went to TCU’s Ranch Management Program and was hired shortly after to manage the New Mexico division of Tongue River Ranch. Shaun and his equally talented wife, Amy have been married for 4 years and have a beautiful daughter named Reata that was born in March 2014. He enjoys hunting, building cinches, spending time with his family, riding ranch broncs… and long walks on the beach while eating ice cream.
Quentin grew up on his family cow/calf ranch, Windmill Ranch Cattle Service, in Central Texas. After graduating from Lewisville Christian Academy in 1999 he worked for the Quien Sabe Ranch for a couple of years and spent three years at the JA Ranch. Quentin returned to his family’s outfit for four years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in the Spring of 2012. Quentin is married to Angella and they have three precious girls; Grace, Paisley and Bentley. He enjoys playing the guitar and spending all the time he can with his family. Quentin says that he is truly blessed. He thanks God that he has such a wonderful wife who is truly a gift and that he gets to do what he loves every day.