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. Ranches lie in the southeast corner of New Mexico. The property encompasses more than 840 square miles, better than half a million acres. Much of the land is plagued by drought, dotted with mesquite and cactus, and scorched by the hot summer sun. It’s where Hal Bogle established his ranching interests when he arrived in New Mexico from Tennessee in 1917, and it’s where his grandsons continue to ranch today. It’s also where some of the best ranch horses in the country reside.
Headquartered at Dexter, New Mexico, the estate is made up of three separate ranches plus a farming operation and a feedlot.
Horses are the only way to work the cattle on the Bogle ranches. The terrain, especially on the Turkey Track, is too rough for any kind of motorized device. Hal Bogle’s first Quarter Horse stallion was a horse named Bogle. Foaled in 1939, he was by San Siemon and was brought to the ranch by world champion cowboy Bob Crosby of Roswell. Crosby was at a roping when he found the stallion in Stonewall, Oklahoma, on Dick Truitt’s place. Crosby called Hal Bogle, who wired Truitt the money for the horse, and Crosby brought him to New Mexico. Bogle then became the base of the ranch’s Quarter Horse breeding program.
Bogle was followed by such sires as Midnight Red B by Midnight, Flashy Waggoner by Waggoner Snip, and others whose bloodlines go back to King, Old Sorrel, Begger Boy (TB), Red Buck, Chicaro Bill, Redman and Little Joe. In later years the Bogles used Jet Twist Deck by Easy Jet and Peppy Motor Scooter by Mr San Peppy. Many of these sires are still reflected in the bloodlines of the ranch’s broodmares. Bogle Ltd. also utilized the Remount stallion Madder Music (TB).
Photograph courtesy of The Quarter Horse Journal