An Unbroken Chain
R.A. Brown Ranch has a long and rich heritage of involvement with horses and an unbroken chain of leadership in the AQHA. R.A. Brown Sr. is credited as being one of founders of this legendary association, and his son Rob was elected AQHA President in 1995. Fittingly, both have been inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. Keeping the leadership tradition alive is Rob A. Brown, who is currently on the AQHA Board of Directors.
As a BEST OF THE REMUDAS and LEGACY award winning ranch and now a RANCHING HERITAGE BREEDER, the ranch’s horses are not only making a name on the ranch, but also in the arena. Including the band of mares at headquarters and those maintained at the other Brown family locations, over 40 foals are produced each year. This gives us the opportunity to retain quality saddle horses and mares for our operation while still offering the public spectacular horseflesh year after year.
Many visitors have commented that their favorite part of touring the R.A. Brown Ranch, is seeing these mares with foals at side running in the 1200 acre Mare Pasture. The R.A. Brown Ranch pasture breed and foal all of the mares in the rough, rocky hills of west Texas. The foals are halter broke around the 4th of July every year and then weaned in late September.
Traditionally, R.A. Brown horses are made available for sale two times a year, the October production sale at the ranch and in the Ft Worth Stock Show Remuda Sale in January. Our cowboys are all given a colt to add to their string and, by starting these horses, earn part interest and possession of the horse. Their strings are filled with solid ranch geldings that are an important tool to fulfill their daily jobs at the ranch and some find their way to the rodeo arena, 4-H horse shows, cuttings, and ranch rodeo competitions. Recently, these same horses have been topping classes of the Ranching Heritage Challenge and Versatility Ranch Horse competitions. You might see them at NRCHA, SHOT or RHAA, but one thing you will certainly notice is the brand they carry.