Texas Horse Ranch Breeds Competition Cutting Horses

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Horse Ranch in East Texas specializes in the breeding and training of Paint and Quarter Cutting Horses for sell and show.

The Double S Ranch is a family-owned working Cutting Horse and Guest Ranch, nestled on over 800 secluded acres in East Texas, adjacent to Lake Cypress Springs just outside of Mt. Vernon, Texas. The ranch specializes in breeding and training of Paint and Quarter Cutting Horses and belongs to several professional associations including the National Cutting Horse Association, American Cutting Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

The Double S Ranch (http://www.doublessranch.com) uses state of the art facilities in its cutting horse operations. There is a fully enclosed indoor arena that has an upstairs air-conditioned viewing room for prospective buyers to watch the horses and cattle in action. The ranch also has a large outdoor working arena with raised seating for showing horses in nice weather. In addition to the two arenas, there are also two horse barns. One barn houses 20 horse stalls, an office, a tack room and a breeding area. The other contains several expandable horse stalls for mares and their foals.

All of the fine facilities are in place to aid in the development of competition quality Cutting Horses. Many of the horses at the Double S Ranch come from championship bloodlines. American Quarter Horse Association bloodlines include Dual Pep, Dual Peppy, TR Dual Rey and CD Olena just to name a few. There are also several horses with American Paint Horse Association bloodlines from the likes of Doc Stinger, Diamond Jewel, Diamond Jim, and Durn Critter Dandy Boy, which is the only homozygous bloodline at the ranch. The Double S Ranch also has its own prize winning Paint Horse stallion used in breeding, Sting-n-Starlight.

The Double S Ranch also makes good use of the expansiveness of the property. The ranch has 100 acres of land where it grows its own grass to feed the horses. The grass is cut, raked and bailed several times a year and stored in an 8500 square foot hay barn to provide the horses with adequate nutrition and to ensure the ranch has complete control over its operations. The ranch utilizes the many natural springs and wells on the property to run an irrigation system that is used in the summer months to water the grass in the horse pens. A herd of cattle is also maintained on the property and is used in the training of the horses.

In addition to breeding, training and selling horses, the ranch recently opened its gates to vacationers. Contained with in the 800 acres is Deer lake Cabins, which is owned in conjunction with the Double S Ranch. Deer Lake Cabins offers 8 luxury cabins that can accommodate from 2-8 people. Most of the cabins are located on the shores of the ranch’s two stocked fishing lakes. All cabins are beautifully furnished and include full kitchens, televisions, VCRs, central heat and air and most have washers and dryers. Guests are given free rein to explore the 12 miles of trails and experience all of the nature and wildlife that exist at the ranch. Guests are also given access to fishing boats that are equipped with electric motor so they can fish or just ride around on the lakes.

As a way to let visitors interact more closely with the wildlife and give them more viewing opportunities, special grass and wild feed have been planted through out the property to encourage deer and other wildlife to remain on the property. Also, in an effort to blend the horse ranch operations with the guests staying at the cabins, the Double S Ranch will soon be providing trail riding experiences via horseback. Thus giving the guests a more rustic adventure and a different prospective of nature.

The Double S Ranch plans on staying a small and cozy vacation getaway, with the accommodations and service for large groups, but the seclusion and privacy that families desire.

For information on the Double S Ranch and the cutting horse operations, visit http://www.doublessranch.com

For information on vacation stays and cabin rentals, visit http://www.deerlakecabins.com

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