Testa Rossa Ranch, Ltd. is comprised of approximately 4,000 acres, located 10 miles North of Henrietta, the County Seat of Clay County. A portion of the ranch borders on the Red River.
Testa Rossa Ranch was established in 1991. We have worked diligently since that time to improve all aspects of the ranch to what it is today but over the years a love for fine horses has commanded the ranch's primary attention.
Mark Baker (940.632.8041) manages the ranch. The breeding program at Testa Rossa began with the careful selection and purchase of broodmares from the legendary W.T. Waggoner Ranch. The dedication and success of the Waggoner Ranch in producing premier ranch quarter horses is well documented. Among its many recognitions is it's receipt of the Best Remuda Award of the American Quarter Horse Association and the inclusion of its great stallion, Poco Bueno, in the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
Testa Rossa is dedicated to producing the highest quality quarter horses, bred to be athletic, gentle and intelligent. Our formula is highly visible. There are no secrets. We breed great mares to stallions that can pass on the blood of the best proven bloodlines to their foals. We work to infuse in the horses we produce top bloodlines like High Brow Cat, Poco Tuck Zero and Paddys Irish Whiskey. Our stallions are not chosen from the flavors of the month but instead we drill down to the foundation horses of recognized quality with, and here is the kicker, the ability to pass on their individual greatness to their progeny. We know that not every great performer excels as a sire. At Testa Rossa, we look for the 'Archie Mannings' of the horse population.
Although the primary goal at Testa Rossa is to produce great ranch horses, the performance arena allows a producer to demonstrate that they are succeeding. In that connection, watch for Full Flash in the 2012 NCHA Futurity. Full Flash is owned by the Jack E. Waggoner / Testa Rossa Ranch, Ltd. Joint Venture. Testa Rossa purchased Full Flash as a yearling from Jack Waggoner and then, a year later, Jack re-acquired, through the joint venture, a one-half interest in Full Flash. Full Flash is out of Rose Marie Merada by Purdy Boy Flash. Jack E. Waggoner is the NCHA Number One All-Time Leading Breeder of cutting horses.
Testa Rossa Ranch, LTD.
Lonny & Dottie Morrison
President: Lonny D. Morrison
807 Eighth Street, Suite 400
Wichita Falls, Tx 76301-3316
Ranch Manager: Mark W. Baker
500 Burrus Road
P O Box 728
Wichita Falls, Tx 76307-0728