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Doggies Doggies everywhere. 15 Nov 2013, 1:44 pmIn the next few series of blogs I'm going to talk about the dogs of White Stallion Ranch.
Ill start with the most recent... Noche.
Always exciting times 9 Apr 2013, 4:27 pmIt has been a while since this blog went out. And this is just a quick update one some of the happenings here at the ranch. We had a fabulous Easter, lots of guests, new and repeat, lots of fun. Michael and Kristin have adopted a new dog. His name is Ned and he is a part lab, part Shepard all the way from Kuwait. At 5 years old Ned spent nearly all of his life in a kennel. His mother was a U.S. military service dog who was denied the right to come home because she was pregnant by another service dog. shortly after Ned was born his mother died unexpectedly and he was the sole survivor of the litter. Ned was hand raised by a facility in Kuwait but they could not get him adopted out because traditionally Kuwaitis do not adopt large dogs (Ned weighs in at 75lbs). After a long journey home with flight delays and weather he made into the ranch with his handler for the journey, Phil. Phil spent about 4 days with us and Ned helping him adjust to all the sights and sounds of the ranch which we can imagine must have been pretty overwhelming for him at first. Now Phil has gone and Ned is home with all of M+K's other dogs and is settling in well.
Kristin has also found the horse she has always wanted... A Norwegian Fjord horse. A gelding named Lasse and he is from New Hampshire
New look dining room 8 Oct 2012, 3:39 pmWhat we now know as White Stallion Ranch began its life in 1900 as a cattle ranch. Today's main dining room and kitchen were once the main/ only ranch house.
In 1940 when the Zimmerman's first turned the ranch into a Guest Ranch the main building became a dining room and kitchen plus one guest room. The rooms that we now call the Sunrise and Sunset dining rooms were where Max and his wife lived. Then they later became guest rooms and in the past 15 years they have changed functions from being a gift shop, business office, and now dining rooms.
In 1965 the Trues bought the ranch and took out the first guest room to make more dining space.
Oddly enough the dining room has been given an older look. The walls are darker, the ceiling is now Saguaro Ribs each one individually put up, brickwork has been removed in favour of an archway that is more consistent of the building's structure. The window in the west side of the building is gone and been replaced by a niche with a bronze. And the smaller archway to the buffethas gone to make room for another table.
The Sunset and Sunrise rooms have also been given a makeover.
We love the new look and hope you will come and enjoy it with us!
Proposal! 10 May 2012, 11:55 amFor some reason my original post disappeared...
Here it is again:
Andrew Johnson a long time guest of 26 years came to the ranch with his girlfriend Nobu and proposed to her in what we think is a particularly romantic and exciting way. She was taken out to the desert where Andy galloped up to her on a horse, leapt off and got down on one knee. There was also a string quartet. Nobu said yes and they rode off into the sunset. Here is a link to the video that was made
First Colt! 10 May 2012, 11:13 amEverybody loves baby things! We are very proud to announce the birth of Steven True's horse's first baby! He is a healthy baby boy palomino in color with two white stockings/socks on his rear feet!
Dude Ranchers Convention 2012. 20 Jan 2012, 10:34 amIt is the greatest gathering of Dude Ranching minds! For 86 years the convention has been held annually. Typically it moves locations year to year, this year it is being in Cody WY. It is a wonderful opportunity for learning, growth and discovery and also to share experiences and new ideas.
We also use the time to honor our members who have contributed to the association. This year Russell presented Bob Cote from Tanque Verde Ranch a trophy belt buckle as an award for him being entered into the Dude Rancher's hall of fame. His name now resides there with Russell and Michael's parent's names.
The Dude Rancher's Association was founded in 1926 when Ranchers, railroad officials and national park officials attended a two-day event to discuss the five objectives set forth:
1. Establish cooperation among ranchers and railroad officials
2. Discuss the transportation and proper care of guests
3. Create advertising and publicity for the association.
4. Standardize practices
5. Create an efficient sales organization
Having agreed to all five objectives, the ranchers then added a sixth - the organized protection of fish and game.
The Dude Rancher's Association is the governing body of the West's Dude Ranch industry. Created in 1926, it provides an organized structure for members, in which they are able to exchange ideas and experiences in an effort to uphold the highest quality of services within the industry. The Association promotes the western ranch vacation, while continuing to build a strong working relationship with Federal and State land agencies in order to preserve and protect parks, forests and wildlife.
White Stallion Ranch has been a member of the association since 1990 and Russell has elected as President of the Association two different times. His one of only two people to have achieved this and we are very proud of him, his service to our ranch and also to the Association.
Who's Here?? 6 Jan 2012, 10:23 amLook who came to visit...
Not just any steer, this is Bevo. The Texas Longhorn mascot for the University of Texas Football team.
He is 9 years old, weighes a little over 2,000lbs
and spent the night in our roundpen whilst in transit
to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Horse Profile, Coyote. 13 Dec 2011, 8:45 am
He is approxamately 30 years old, and has been at White Stallion Ranch for at least 13 years.