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Lobo Ranch

The Lobo Ranch

The Western Life

Susan Hitchcock was raised on a ranch in Wyoming so she’s right at home at Lobo Ranch. Wide open spaces and great big skies!

Lobo Ranch Roundup

When my life on this earth is over one day, I hope part of my soul on the prairie will stay.

But wherever my soul, my credo remains, that I left the ranch better than when I came!

Excerpt from Ed Hitchcock’s poem, Leave it better! 

Red Horse Running

Ed Hitchcock and Lobo Ranch’s creed: To preserve for all time, the way of life of the western ranch and the heritage of the American cowboy.

Long live the western lifestyle at Lobo Ranch.

It’s Branding Time at 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 […]

Round Up!

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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Historic Barn

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Around 1935, the new owner Jerome Eddy had all the old corrals and the original ranch house torn down and built a large house and an elaborate barn (shown here). The King Ranch was renamed to the Eddy Ranch or the Diamond and Half Ranch.

In the Shade

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 […]

Perspective from Jac

Jack scans the horizon for stray cattle. Lobo Ranch and is managed by Jack and Sandy Ingrao of Chino Valley.

Greetings from Lobo Ranch

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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.

100 Years Ago

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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 Ranch

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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 […]