Tongue River Ranch depends on and uses the American Quarter Horse daily to operate the ranch efficiently. The breed cannot be matched by any other. Each cowboy’s string consists of all Tongue River raised geldings. They are responsible for the training and health of each mount. Horses are primarily used for work on the ranch but are also used in ranch rodeos and in ranch horse competitions throughout the year. After the colts are started, the cowboys use their horses to prowl cattle, check water and light use while working them as 2-year-olds.