The Land Report

Spring 2016

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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KING RANCH QUARTER HORSES SET THE PACE The story of Old Sorrel and his progeny drew global applause. O n a recent visit to Texas, I picked up a copy of The Land Report and was most impressed with the article on the King Ranch Quarter Horse program ["Horse Power!"]. I am somewhat familiar with horses, having been around them all my life. What I enjoyed about Henry Chappell's well written piece is that he captured not only the spirit and life of the Kineños but the enormous respect and love these men have for their mounts. And that every King Ranch Quarter Horse has the blood of Old Sorrel, a young colt purchased in 1916, coursing through their veins. The recent purchase of The Boon demonstrates King Ranch's commitment to breed- ing the very best horse flesh. A cowboy is only as good as the mount he has under him. Richard King certainly knew that when he established his breeding program way back in the late 1860s. And Woodrow Call, Larry McMurtry's former Texas Ranger in Lonesome Dove, was determined to master the Hell Bitch before setting out on an epic cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Like any good cowboy, he knew the mak- ings of a great working horse. Well done on a terrific piece, beautifully augmented by Wyman Meinzer's wonderful photographs. Simon Wincer Yarra View Farm Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia Editor's Note: Simon Wincer certainly does know a thing or two about horses. The avid polo player won an Emmy for direct- ing Lonesome Dove. Some of his other films include Phar Lap, The Lighthorsemen and The Cup. B eautiful Roan. When can I ride him? Jill Moser via Facebook W ow, what a beauty. Very different. Big horse and proud. Joan Rasch 12 The LandReport | S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 LANDREPORT.COM L E T T E R S Big & Bold "A cowboy is only as good as the mount he has under him. Richard King certainly knew that when he established his breeding program way back in the late 1860s." Re a ders resp ond to ou r Tex a s i ssue, w hich fe atu re d The B o on. WYMAN MEINZER Interested in joining the Conversation? Engage The Land Report on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Or join our LinkedIn Group. Jeff Bezos Makes History on His West Texas Ranch Amazon.com Founder Shoots for the Stars P AGE 62 S OLD! THE LEGENDARY W.T. WAG G ONER R ANCH PAGE 96 W W W . L A N D R E P O R T . C O M | 2 0 1 6 T E X A S I S S U E T H E M A G A Z I N E O F T H E T E X A S L A N D O W N E R $ 15 ® K ING RANCH Q UARTER HOR SES S ET THE PACE P AGE 80 ★ T E A S The Boon stands at Brazos Valley Stallion Station.

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