THE HISTORIC HORSE RANCH | Sold
- A Premier Montana Ranch
- Runs 700 to 750 Brood Cows
** SOLD ** The Historic Horse Ranch is premium Montana Real Estate for sale nestled in the rolling hills of Central Montana about 35 miles northeast of Lewistown. The Ranch is comprised of approximately 25,323 total acres including 22,812 deeded acres plus 2,371 acres of state lease and a small 140-acre federal permit. Positioned on the northern side of the Judith Mountain Range, the Ranch is a rare opportunity to own one of the premier blocked-up and contiguous grass ranches in the Big Sky State.
The Ranch is ideally located in one of Central Montana’s most desirable and appealing areas. Lewistown and Fergus County afford all the resources required for successful ranching and personal enjoyment of a safe and quiet lifestyle “far from the madding crowds” of metropolitan America.
The Horse Ranch supplied remount horses for the U.S. Cavalry in forts throughout the vast Montana Territory in the 1860s and on into the 1890s.
The Ranch was purchased by Vernon F. Taylor in 1947 and held in the Taylor Family until 1963 when it was passed on to his son, James C. Taylor. These visionary men have spent the last 64 years creatively shaping and improving this significant holding. The expansive operation contains sufficient hay meadows and summer pasture to comfortably run 700 to 750 head of brood cows on a year ’round basis plus a full complement of replacement heifers and bulls. Even to the untrained eye, it is apparent that the grazing resource has been managed conservatively. The remarkable condition of this historic ranch is the result of over six decades of masterful stewardship. The deep timbered draws and grassy plateaus also provide prime habitat for the resident elk herd, trophy mule deer, antelope, wild turkey and upland game birds including sharp-tailed grouse, pheasant and sage grouse.
The Horse Ranch symbolizes a quality opportunity to acquire a true operating ranch with enough size and carrying capacity to make some business sense even in today’s tumultuous economic climate. Prospective Buyers in solid financial condition with an interest in portfolio diversification and a desire to own one of Montana’s true working outfits should seriously consider The Horse Ranch. It is rare to find a large contiguous land holding for sale with such strong operating resources and sense of history.