Our History

Both BJ & Melissa have a long history involving animal husbandry, and ranching involving horses and cattle. Additionally, from Arizona to Australia over a period of more than 20 years, BJ & Melissa were blessed to enjoy their passion for riding and successfully showing their beautiful and tremendously talented cutting horses.

The Johnson’s recent transition to breeding, raising and selling registered Texas Longhorn cattle on their ranch near Mayer, Arizona in north central Arizona, came as a consequence of ‘natural selection’…Texas Longhorns are to cattle what cutting horses are to cutters…saavy, beautiful, healthy, self reliant, tough as nails, friendly animals who pay attention to their environment. Both groups are known for their instinctive intelligence and good decision-making abilities.

They are a pleasure to have around both for being strikingly beautiful and for their very pleasant attitudes and good natures overall. Given these qualities…it would appear that Texas Longhorns ‘naturally selected’ the Johnsons! 


Looking over the Ranch

BJ winning a Cutting Horse Championship on 'Missy'