The Lobo Ranch
The act of marking livestock with fire-heated marks to identify ownership has origins in ancient times, with use dating back to theancient Egyptians. Among the ancient Romans, the symbols used for brands were sometimes chosen as part of a magic spell aimed at protecting animals from harm.
In English lexicon, the word “brand”, common to most Germanic […]
Wild creatures and cattle depend on your touch. The responsibilities endless, at times seem too much. Challenge enduring, living so sweet. To see nature from horseback, not on your feet. Flowers of springtime, grass on the plain. Friends helping with branding, loving the range. Friends of the heart, that see things the same, just leave it better than when you came.
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The Lobo Ranch is a cow and calf operation of Corriente cattle which are used for Rodeo livestock.
Corriente cattle are a breed of cattle descended from Spanish animals brought to the Americas in the late 15th century. They are primarily used today as sport cattle for rodeo events such as team roping and bulldogging (steer […]
This beautiful rusted metal sign greets all guests when they arrive at Lobo Ranch. Ed Hitchcock has four brands used at the Ranch – E Over D, E Lazy Left Over J Lazy Left Continued, E S Two Blocks and H W Stacked, a historic brand from the HW Ranch.
According to the book Paulden Pioneers by Ruth Gilpin, the Lobo Ranch was originally the King Ranch, homesteaded in 1883 by Tom King and his three nephews, Tom, Arthur and Charlie. It is one of the oldest ranches in the area. The original home site was near the east bank of the Chino Wash, a […]