William Anson

Head of the River Ranch, Christoval, Texas

Remount Stallions utilized

-  Bro Compton (TB)
-  Doctor Howard (TB)

During the South African Boer War of 1899 – 1902, the British government commissioned William “Billy” Anson to purchase horses for military use.  As part of his buying program, Anson established depots throughout Texas where the animals his agents purchased could be processed and shipped for use by the British Army. 

Photograph courtesy of the American Quarter Horse Foundation