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    Fall Colors at Zapata Ranch

    Snow capped mountain peaks and woolly bison. Capture the spectacular colors and scenery of Zapata Ranch as few visitors see it during a week-long workshop with landscape and nature photographer Stephen Weaver.

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    Recipes from Our Ranch Table

    Some of our favorite beef and bison recipes to gather around the table with.

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    The Wranglers of Zapata Ranch

    Meet the five young women from across the country who are calling the Zapata home for the 2017 season.

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May 8, 2017

Christmas in Spring

Photographer Matt DeLorme reflects on his first branding experience at the Chico.

Kate Matheson.
September 8, 2016

The Art of Roping

Duke talks about the art of roping–the subtle techniques, such as positioning your horse with precision and keeping the herd of cattle calm, that go beyond basic skillfulness with a rope.

Tom Shandley shaking out a loop.
July 11, 2016

The Art of Roping

Take a look at some of the loops thrown at this years brandings.

Some of our colts are getting old enough to start learning how to wear halters, saddles and bridles. With the help of our new horse trainer, Peggy Gurnett, these young horses will be out helping us move cattle in no time!
May 19, 2015

Spring Changes

Spring is a time of year that we all look forward to: green grass, new life. This year we’ve had more rain that we can ever remember having before.

Branding fire
April 3, 2014

Branding

Branding is one of the first things that we do during the year, it marks the beginning of the season.

May 24, 2011

Moving Horses

On Saturday Jeff, Carla, Nick, our guest Carlie and I moved the horses to a southern pasture with better grass.

It was a great day, great weather and the horses moved right along at a fast trot the whole way. I don’t think there are too many sights that are more pretty than seeing a group of horses running across the land.

After we moved the horses we moved the bulls into the same pasture and were done before lunch. It was

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