Evergreen, Texas 77328
Porter, Texas 77365
Pat Allison's Grandfather, Van Lee Shaw gave birth to the Ox-Bo Ranch in the early 1950's on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a diehard admirer of the King Ranch and their produce. In his early 60's he began raising Santa Gertrudis cattle and a horse or two. Cattle and ranching was his second love...Grandmother was his first. Gramps' health began to fail in the 1970's and was forced to give up what really kept him going. After his death, his son-in-law, Jack Carter started the Ox-Bo II in Charlotte, NC and continued to raise cattle. After Jack's death the Ox-Bo ceased to exist.
In the early 1990's, my husband Dick Allison and I brought the Ox-Bo back to life here in Texas where the King Ranch, that my Grandfather loved, began. Of course we are not of the magnitude of the King Ranch, but we love the dream we made a reality and are very happy in our own little corner of the world.
Pat, always a horse lover, decided the Grand children would not be as intimidated by Miniature Horses as they might by full size horses. Hence the birth of Ox-Bo Miniatures by Pat, her daughter and son-in-law, Dori and Larry Eads. Pat, Dori & Larry co-own the stallion Silverleaf Eternal Thunder, lovingly referred to as "E.T.", one of our herd sires. Along with Lucky Four Apaches Double Take, "Dubby", AF Royal Gem "Gem" an own grandson of the legendary Gold Melody Boy, MCC Pixels Warrior (Homozygous for the pinto gene) and Silverleaf Half A Buck.
We are breeding for conformation and disposition and offeroutstanding miniatures. Dori & Larry do a superb job of training and "Grandma Pat" boards & pampers the minis as they complete their training.
The Ox-Bo is open at any time for your visit.