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Older than Oklahoma – The Fisher Ranch story dates prior to Oklahoma statehood.
Five generations of the Fisher family make up the legacy of this large Eastern Oklahoma Ranch in McIntosh County near Lake Eufaula. Featuring over 11,000 well-managed acres – this working cattle ranch supports 1500 cattle, has excellent hunting, and boasts over 60 years history of American Quarter Horse breeding.
Dr. Jonas Fisher M.D. started laying the groundwork for this historic by staking his claim on land in Oklahoma County in the original Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889. His son, Roy Fisher Sr., continued to expand the family’s land and commercial cattle operation over the next generation.
In the late 1940’s the patriarch’s grandson, Roy Fisher Jr., began putting together land in McIntosh County, Oklahoma after graduating from Oklahoma State University and spending two years in the U.S. Army. It was around this same time when Roy Jr. began putting together a band of American Quarter Horse mares, formulating the early beginnings of what would become the Fisher Ranch Performance Horse Program. Fisher worked to preserve bloodlines that provided a consistent source of prospects and breeding stock for ranches, competitors and foundation horse breeders. Roy Jr. spent the better part of 60 years dedicating the Fisher Ranch breeding program to producing horses with superior cow sense, unparalleled disposition and all-around athletic ability. He believed the top hands that could make their living on a horse couldn’t afford to lose wages on a sorry mount.
Roy Jr. was a life-long student of genetics and self-stated “believer of families,” which is how he approached improving his horses. Fisher Ranch takes pride in preserving the legendary cow horse cross of Bert and Oklahoma Star foundation bloodlines. Fisher foals are known for their uniformity in both conformation and ability. The Fisher Ranch Horse breeding program achievements include many notable horses raised on the ranch, used as foundation stock, or bred as outcrosses to improve the quality of today’s American Quarter Horse. The Fisher Ranch is recognized as a Legacy Award Winner by The American Quarter Horse Association and multiple world champion Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competitors have won while riding the Fisher-bred horses.