Enjoying the journey of raising our 10 kids with a western lifestyle focusing on God, Family and Country.
10-Bar-Y Ranch was created by the Morley family to help share their love for animals and fulfill a life long dream. Rich and Audra Morley have always loved working hard and living the country lifestyle. For many years, they dreamed of owning and operating a family ranch. Although their dream has changed over the years the core has always been centered around God, Family and Country.
The Morley’s have 10 children ranging in ages from 23 to 5, all of which help out on the ranch and play a significant role in all the work that goes into making the ranch run. A big part of Rich and Audra’s dream was to provide their children with a way to learn valuable life skills. The ranch has provided a means of raising not only quality animals but quality kids. The Morley Family is deeply rooted in their western heritage and they enjoy being a part of a family business. Each member of the family has something unique to offer and although some of them are young, they seek to learn all they can striving to be champions of everyday life.
When you buy from 10-Bar-Y Ranch you not only get a friend that lasts but you become part of the family. Creating a community to share our dreams, and passion with is an important part of our vision. We love receiving updates on past puppies and horses, while sharing our experiences and knowledge from the ranch. We cheer for your success and love seeing all you, our amazing customers, accomplish.
This blog will focus on the four aspects of our business, that help tell the story of the 10-Bar-Y brand. The first focus is our Aussie puppies, who make the journey from our whelping barn to your home. The second focus is our performance American Quarter Horses who come in from the field and into the rodeo arena. The third is Beef Cattle that make their way from the feed yard to our table. Finally is the 10-Bar-Y Family which includes updates from past litters and everyday adventures of life on the farm.
Barn to the Home
Our Aussies are a huge part of our family. We love watching all the puppies grow and then leave to bless their new families. A lot happens with our little pack each day on the ranch but there is never a time busier than whelping. Our dogs whelp throughout the year, some in the summer and spring, others in the fall and winter.
We love when we get updates on our past puppies and hearing the stories of how they have grown up. It is also important for us to keep everyone informed of how their puppy is doing as they open their eyes, learns to walk, and begins to play. All our puppies are exposed to little kids, livestock and the indoors. This is a place we can tell their stories of learning and keep tabs on past 10-Bar-Y pups.
Field to the Rodeo
Everyone on the ranch knows how to feed, catch, and ride a horse. It is extremely important that everyone knows how to handle the horses and how to remain safe. We believe in quality horses with good temperaments, that not only love competing but are fun to ride and enjoy. From the fields where they live to the rodeo grounds where we compete there is laughter, smiles and sometimes frustration. With such a big family there is always someone to cheer on with a big cheering section.
We have the privilege of owning some incredible mares and an outstanding stallion that produce the quality American Quarter Horses that our family competes on and breeds. As we have grown in our rodeo endeavors our bloodlines and knowledge have expanded into a love that we share. Three of the daughters at 10-Bar-Y teach beginning horse lessons to all ages and have some students moving into the rodeo arena themselves. Teaching has taught us how to be better horsemen, breeders and given us some tips and tricks we want to share.
Yard to the Table
There is nothing better than some home grown beef and watching the calves being born. Our family has raised Angus, Dexter and Lowline cattle in the past. We know some great people in the cattle industry from Dairy Farmers to Beef Ranchers, and are proud to support local farmers and ranchers. Knowing where our meat comes from is a fascinating journey and adds a special element to the meal. Audra had the chance to grow up on a Dairy Farm in Utah County where she learned how to cook some amazing beef dishes for the table.
While sharing the importance of a good protein source, we will share some of our family’s favorite beef dishes from Country Fried Steak to a little Beef stew. Beef and Dairy products are a staple at the 10-Bar-Y table and can be that missing piece in making your meal complete and delicious. While enjoying beef on the table, the 10-Bar-Y family also enjoys working the cattle, teaching our children to respect their food and learning new operation practices that help us remain efficient. Sharing the process of the yard to the table is a way to keep our families bellies full and happy.
Since our family is central to our success as a company we are always creating new opportunities to learn new things. From the oldest to the youngest there is work to be done and stories to be had. The youngest three of the 10-Bar-Y clan are often referred to as “The Littles” and provide free entertainment wherever they go. The older kids work hard and play a big role in competing and training the livestock. Being a family run operation with a big family provides many stories to share and gives us a way to update family and friends.
It is important to us as we create this community to let our customers know who we are as an operation. We are centered on God, Family and Country where we know what brand we ride for. We offer a friend that lasts in providing quality performance animals with a focus on trainability, confirmation, temperament and color. We are our customers biggest cheerleaders and support system. We are firm believers in dreaming big and chasing those dreams.
We are on a journey to bridge the gap between producer and consumer by sharing our dream, knowledge and experience with the world. Hold on tight the ride is only 8 seconds long.