- PO Box 130
- (1102 Dash for Cash Rd)
- Guthrie, TX 79236 USA
- P: (806) 596-4424
- P: (855) 674-6773
- F: (806) 596-4550
Four Sixes Ranch
About 6666's Ranch
Established in 1870, the historic Four Sixes Ranch is located in Guthrie, Texas. Today the Four Sixes encompasses nearly 350,000 acres in West Texas, and is the largest individually owned ranch property in the State. Much about the Four Sixes Ranch has not changed since it was founded. The cattle, numbering in the thousands, are still worked by horseback and the broodmares and foals lead a natural life roaming the many pastures. Somehow both slow-paced and fast moving at the same time, the 21st century seamlessly blends with the time-honored values, traditions and methods utilized for more than 150 years.
The Sixes breeding program has consistently produced and developed Quarter Horses that are sought after for their high levels of performance and marketability. The Four Sixes' performance Quarter Horses have included sires like Joe Hancock, Hollywood Gold, Grey Badger II and Tanquery Gin. Top sires in the race-bred lineup have included Dash For Cash, Special Effort and Streakin Six. The ranch was chosen as the 1993 recipient of the prestigious AQHA Best Remuda Award.
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The Four Sixes has one of the most sophisticated breeding facilities, and fully equipped veterinary clinics in the country. Attended by two full-time veterinarians and a number of staff, the ranch provides veterinary services for the ranch's own horses as well as those from surrounding areas. The reproduction division accommodates the ranch's 20-30 stallions and breeds >1,500 mares annually. The laboratory is equipped with the latest technology such as: a Hamilton-Thorne IVOS computerized semen analyzer, controlled rate cell freezer, Nucleocounter, fluorescent sperm counting device, and other equipment required for providing state of the art semen processing. The ranch is considered second to none in its dedication to quality.
In addition to on-site breeding and mare management, other reproductive services offered by Four Sixes Ranch include: cooled and frozen semen, all aspects of embryo transfers, shipped embryo implantation, and an innovative cooled semen courier service known as Sixes Direct that serves the Aubrey/Pilot Point and Weatherford areas of North Texas. Through its affiliation with SBS, The Four Sixes will provide breeding soundness exams, phantom training, collection for shipped semen, and semen freezing services for the stallions standing at the ranch in Guthrie as well as for stallions in the immediate surrounding area. Furthermore, the ranch can offer suggestions on stallion and broodmare management for your own herd.
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Nathan Canaday, DVM
Dr. Canaday grew up in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley in La Junta, Colorado. He completed two undergraduate internships at the historic Four Sixes Ranch under Dr. Glenn Blodgett in 2006 & 2007. He obtained his DVM credentials at Colorado State University before joining the 6666 Ranch in 2011 as the associate veterinarian. He assumed the role of horse division manager in November 2022 following the death of Dr. Blodgett. To learn more about Dr. Canaday please visit www.6666ranch.com.
Lexi is a dedicated professional who recently joined the 6666 Ranch as a Semen Lab Assistant in January 2023. With her vast experience as an intern at CSU Equine Reproduction Lab and as a vet tech at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, she has quickly become an integral part of the team. Her primary role is to prepare cooled and frozen semen shipments for the ranch's breeding program.
Allison is the newest addition to the 6666 Ranch team, starting her job as the Semen Lab Technician on March 1, 2023. She brings with her a wealth of experience in equine health, having worked as a lameness technician at Oklahoma Equine Hospital for five years before joining the ranch. In addition, she completed an internship at the ranch in 2018. As the Semen Lab Technician, Allison assists with the collection and processing of cooled semen shipments, ensuring that all procedures are performed to the highest standards of quality and safety.