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  Roy Boss
Roy Boss was born January 14, 1911 in El Paso, Texas. Roy was about three weeks old when he arrived at the Boss Ranch in a horse drawn wagon. The Boss Ranch is located in the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona. Roy lived on the ranch and in the same house all of his life except when he was in high school and when he was in the Army during World War II.

Roy rode the ranches of Cochise County for over 80 years. He worked for his dad when needed and hired out to neighbors when not needed at home. Roy loved a good horse and spent the last 60 years of his life raising American Quarter Horses. In 2000, Roy was honored by the AQHA for 50 cumulative years of breeding American Quarter Horses. He has registered 315 horses with the association. Roy was a life member of the Douglas Elks Lodge. He was also a long time member of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association. In 1985, the Arizona National Livestock Show honored Roy as a Pioneer Stockman and a member of the Living Stockman Hall of Fame. He has been featured in an issue of the American Quarter Horse Journal and also received awards for the best ranch raised yearling consigned to the Arizona Ranch Remuda Sale in Prescott. In 2007 Roy was honored as a posthumous inductee into the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame.

From the very start of the Boss Ranch breeding program registered Quarter Horses have been used, thus these colts go back to Foundation Quarter Horse blood lines. "Dusty Hancock", "Leo", "King", "Parkers Troubles", "Paco Bueno", "Three Bars", "Driftwood" and "Skipper W" are a few of the bloodlines used in the breeding program. Since Roy's passing in 2005 the Boss Ranch has continued breeding American Quarter Horses.
Peggy or Bob Boss
Douglas, Arizona 85608