Ready for more Yellowstone? Learn everything there is to know about the legendary 6666, Four Sixes Ranch in Texas – the basis for the third Yellowstone series coming courtesy of Paramount+.
Why Texas? Well, why not Texas? From the formation of American cattle branding to the system of modern ranching itself, Texas is the heart and soul of the nation’s ranch history. Unlike Yellowstone Ranch, this second spinoff’s title, 6666, is derived from a real-life, beyond-legendary Texas ranch of the same name. Four Sixes is an unbelievable venture spanning 260,000 acres in the state. This is the size and actual scope of an entire county.
“Located near Guthrie, Texas, the ranch is dedicated to the production of the finest American Quarter Horses and Angus cattle in the country, as well as providing state-of-the-art veterinary and reproductive services,” 6666 states on their official website.
Moreover, “The ranch consistently produces and develops some of the most highly recognized Quarter Horses by matching proven maternal genetics with the industry’s leading racing, cutting, cowhorse, ranch and all-around performance sires,” Four Sixes states.
In addition, “The annual Return to the Remuda Sale is held at the Four SixesTM Ranch each fall”. This historic event “includes registered American Quarter Horses of various ages from four historic ranches: Four Sixes Ranch, Beggs Cattle Company, Pitchfork Cattle Company and Tongue River Ranch.”
All in all, this 6666 sale “provides the opportunity to purchase horses from legendary ranches that have been refining and perfecting American Quarter Horses for more than a century.” How’s that for bragging rights?
History on the 6666 Ranch
If the above didn’t give you a strong enough impression of the ranch’s identity, then diving into their history will.
“Four Sixes Ranch is part of the famous Burnett Ranches LLC, which is among the most storied family-run businesses in Texas history,” 6666 says of their ranch. “Founded by Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1870—when he purchased 100 head of cattle wearing the “6666” brand from Frank Crowley of Denton, Texas—Burnett Ranches today encompasses 260,000 acres including the Four Sixes Ranch headquarters, near Guthrie, and the Dixon Creek Ranch, between Panhandle and Borger—both located in the western half of the state.”
For this article’s cover image, actual 6666 cowboys lead cattle during the spring round-up at their ranch. This gives a direct glimpse into the incredible work this ranch accomplishes. In addition, the following expose goes a long way in solidifying Four Sixes amazing legacy:
‘Yellowstone’ Spinoff ‘6666’ Coming via Paramount+
Fans are still reeling from that incredible Y:1883 prequel reveal. But there seems to be no end in sight for Yellowstone‘s franchising – and that’s a good thing! The original hit drama’s creator, producer, and writer Taylor Sheridan is ready for another spinoff. And it is already greenlit by Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access).
The big reveal? Sheridan’s second Yellowstone spinoff is tentatively titled 6666.
This particular spinoff will switch focus to Texas. There, the enormous, centuries-old ranch of the same 6666 name continues to thrive off top horses and livestock. The official synopsis reads as follows:
Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing … The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made.
Taylor Sheridan will executive produce the spinoff series. Joining him is John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari, Deadline reports.
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