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Arizona ranch
My familiy's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
Safford Arizona ranch land
My family's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
Arizona ranch corrals
My family's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
stocktank Safford Arizona
Stock tack at one of the corrals on my family's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
Senators Wash loads with striped fish
Senators Wash Arizona
Senator's Wash, Yuma, Arizona, 2008. This small reservoir is located near the Colorado River, and I have so many stripers trolling with lures and cut bait.
bay and a silver grulla quarter horses
The diversity of purposes in quarterhorses leads to significant variation in conformation. Quarterhorses are bred for saddle horses, racing, roping, cutting, reining, halter/show, hunters, dressage, cow work, and jumping. Saddle horses due to the lack of physical requirements shift to other qualities such as color and disposition.

(As of 2008) These colts were bred for color because color sales best in the saddle horse market. No one wants to own a simple bay, sorrel, or chestnut. A weanling sells for $800-1000 and a yearling or 2 year old sells for $1,500-2,000 (if you can get this). Price of course depends on the market. However, $800 can feed a weanling's mother for a year and time to produce another weanling.  
Arizona desert ranch
Safford Arizona ranch
Safford Arizona desert ranch
My family's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
corrals windmills Arizona
windmill in the desert
My family's ranch near Safford, Arizona, 2008.
Mt Graham, Safford, Arizona
View of Mt. Graham from the Safford cemetary, Arizona, 2008. Though it is a mountain in the hot Arizona desert, the higher peaks have snow on them all winter. Mt. Graham is the highest peak in the mountain range at 10, 714 feet.
Senators Wash desert mountains Arizona
Senators Wash Arizona
Senator's Wash, Yuma, Arizona, 2008. This small reservoir is located near the Colorado River and is full of striped bass.
quarter horse broodmares