Blending the art of low stress stockmanship with the science of planned biological grazing
 
 

Services

As you will be using new handling methods and teaching your horses new ways to approach and turn cattle, it is advisable that  you ride in a bosal or snaffle. Both classes are great for young, green horses.

IMG schools  Cost for a five day IMG school is $2,500 plus $0.75 one way from Van Horn, Texas. Schedule of each school will be dependant on the situation of each ranch. By the end of the school, the cattle will be close enough to having their herd instinct rebooted that you will be able to continue on with little or no problems.

*Two day stockmanship/horsemanship clinics  These clinics cover the same handling techniques as the IMG Schools, but with more emphasis on horsemanship instead of grazing. These methods especially good in settling and catching wilder cattle as well as keeping cattle calm when sorting or pulling from feedlot pens. If requested, there may be a short session on Big Loop style roping, concentrating on taking shots as they appear rather than spending extra time setting up shots. Done with breakaways. 

*Two clinics are $300 per student with a maximum of 10 students per class. Minimum number of students depends on distance from Van Horn, Texas an listed in the table below.

Miles from Van Horn, Texas

Minimum Number of Students

200

3

400

5

600

7

800 and above

10

 

 

 
Short of help? We can provide you with an experienced crew for your all of your cattle working needs. All of these guys are experienced to working big pastures and rough country. Why go through a list trying to find help when you can get a crew with a single call (432.284.1553) or email?

Consulting Without forage and water, no ranch can be financially viable. In order to practice the management techniques to increase forage and grass diversity, there will need to be some changes in your infrastructure. I can help you determine the most efficient and cost effective way to accomplish these changes in a way which will actually reduce your labor while increasing stocking rates.

 

Recreational Ranches The key to a successful hunting ranch is habitat and forage. As recently as 120 years ago, most of the southwestern United States was described as a "Sea of Grass." Today there are people who are still alive, who can point out areas of creosote and mesquite covered land which had such lush grass when they were children, that it was hayed.  Unfortunately the common belief that the cure is to let nature takes its course and the land will heal itself has been proven wrong many times. However it is possible to heal the land and restore the forage without using ecologically unsafe chemical with a combination of contour plowing and holistic grazing. An example of how this has been done successfully in far west Texas is the Circle Ranch, in Hudspeth county. Email us today to talk about how we can help you regenerate your forage and habitat faster and more economically.