Caballo Blanco Ranch – * Sold *


15,021± Total Acres
3,776± Deeded Acres

Welcome to Caballo Blanco, a ranch that spans across a total of 15,021± acres, located in New Mexicos highly-coveted Gila Mountains and Mimbres Valley. The ranch is composed of 3,776± deeded acres, 4,634± BLM lease acres, 6,141± New Mexico State lease acres, and 480± uncontrolled acres.

Caballo Blanco ranch is named after Geronimo’s brother, Perico who was also known as White Horse because of the “Caballo Blanco (White Horse) that was known to ride. Geronimo and his brothers were raised in this area and spent time on the Caballo Blanco ranch. It’s said that Perico would hide from Buffalo Soldiers in the deep box canyon found on the ranch. Many artifacts and remnants of those days are still in tact and can be found on the property.

White Horse was a notable member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe and a companion of Geronimo. He played a significant role in the Apache wars and battles alongside his brother. White Horse fought alongside Geronimo during their resistance against the encroachment of settlers and the U.S. government in the late 19th century.

The ranch is well-suited for a cattle operation and historically has run up to 350 cow/calf pairs, thanks to its abundant water and good sources of feed and forage.

The ranch boasts exceptional deer hunting, with trophy animals including a Boone & Crocket mule deer harvested on the property. Trophy elk have been taken and in recent years elk population has increased. Coues deer, antelope, javelina, lion and black bear also make their home on the ranch.

Improvements on the ranch consist of three comfortable houses and a well-equipped hunting cabin. The headquarters of the ranch is home to two well-built houses, a newly-remodeled double-wide mobile, a large metal shop, and a metal storage building. The cattle pens are ready for processing and shipping and include a registered scale, making the handling of livestock convenient and efficient. The ranch’s topography is characterized by large rock formations, canyon rims, draws, and arroyos, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

#1) 3 Bedroom 2 bath W/Double car garage 1700 square feet
#2) 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 1700 Square feet
#3) 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile home with covered carport

Hunting Cabin:
Sleeps 12 with 2 full baths
Commercial stove & grill
Propane gas refrigerator/freezer

Water on the ranch is abundant, with 11 wells providing water to each pasture. Well water is supplemented by a series of 14 large earthen tanks, many of which typically hold water year-round complimented by 2 natural springs on property.

The ranch’s interior roads provide great access to all areas of the property, making it easy to navigate and manage.

The historical significance of the ranch is impactful, lying in the heart of the Mimbres country and an important part of the Mogollon Rim. Historical artifacts abound on the ranch. Numerous pottery shards, arrowheads and native tools have been discovered and multiple locations feature pictographs and petroglyphs dating back possibly centuries.

The ranch is an ideal investment for those seeking a profitable cattle operation and hunting enthusiasts looking for an exceptional experiences. The beauty and history complete the enjoyment and potential for the next ranch owners investment.

People have lived in the Mimbres Valley since at least 2000 B.C. and probably earlier. Small villages of farmers lived in pithousesunderground single-family structuresby A.D 200. Around A.D. 1000, people began erecting pueblos, similar to the one at nearby Mattocks Ruin, that housed up to 200 people.

The Mimbres Valley is located in southwestern New Mexico and has a rich history of human occupation dating back to around 2000 BCE. The first known inhabitants of the region were hunter-gatherers who left behind evidence of their presence in the form of stone tools and projectile points.
Around 500 CE, people in the Mimbres Valley began to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle, relying on agriculture for their subsistence. The Mimbres people, for whom the valley is named, were one of several groups that inhabited the region during this time.

The Mimbres culture is known for its distinctive pottery, which features intricate designs and depictions of animals, humans, and mythological creatures. These pots were used for both utilitarian and ceremonial purposes and have become highly valued by collectors and archaeologists.
By around 1150 CE, the Mimbres culture had largely disappeared, and the valley was home to several different groups, including the Mogollon and Ancestral Puebloans. These groups continued to farm the land and create pottery, but they also built larger, more elaborate structures, including cliff dwellings and multi-story apartment buildings.

In the 1500s, Spanish explorers arrived in the region, followed by missionaries and settlers. The arrival of Europeans brought significant changes to the Mimbres Valley, including the introduction of new crops, livestock, and diseases. Over time, the native cultures of the region were largely displaced, and the Mimbres Valley became part of the Spanish colonial empire.

Today, the Mimbres Valley is home to several Native American communities, including the Mimbres, Apache, and Navajo. Archaeological sites in the area continue to provide valuable insights into the lives of the people who once called this valley home.

The Mimbres culture is best known for its distinctive pottery, which is characterized by intricate designs and depictions of animals, humans, and mythological creatures. Mimbres pottery is considered one of the most exquisite and beautiful examples of pre-Columbian art in North America.
Mimbres pottery was primarily made for utilitarian purposes, such as cooking and storage, but it also had important ceremonial and symbolic functions. The pottery was often decorated with intricate designs and motifs, including geometric patterns, plant and animal motifs, and human and mythological figures.

One of the most famous types of Mimbres pottery is the black-on-white style, which features black designs on a white background. Other types of Mimbres pottery include red-on-brown and polychrome styles, which incorporate a wider range of colors.

Mimbres pottery was often found in burials and other ceremonial contexts, and it is believed to have played an important role in Mimbres religious and social practices. Some of the most famous Mimbres pottery designs include images of birds, snakes, rabbits, and other animals, as well as depictions of human figures engaged in various activities, such as hunting, farming, and weaving.

In addition to pottery, Mimbres artifacts also include stone tools, such as arrowheads and knives, as well as bone and shell jewelry and other decorative items. These artifacts provide valuable insights into the daily lives and material culture of the Mimbres people, as well as their artistic and religious practices.


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