The Ranch

Medicine Mounds Ranch is a privately-owned cattle ranch that encompasses just over 20,000 acres in Hardeman County, including the historic Medicine Mounds. The ranch management includes 420 head of Black Angus with R.A. Brown genetics. Medicine Mounds Ranch is located about 12 miles SE of Quanah, Texas.

Ricky Pruitt, Ranch Foreman

Ricky Pruitt started at Medicine Mounds Ranch in April of 2017. At that time, he was responsible for operating the motor grader and maintaining 180 miles of roads on the Medicine Mounds Ranch. He was quickly promoted to the Ranch Foreman where he oversees the daily operations of the ranch. Ricky said, "This job allows me to see all of the wildlife that is on the ranch and enjoy their beauty in their natural habitat as well as the beauty of the landscape."

Ricky brings with him knowledge and perspective obtained from his diverse work history. From 1978 till 1993 he owned and operated Ricky Pruitt Welding, where he worked in the oilfield, constructed metal buildings, and built corrals. In 1993, Ricky went to work for TXDOT. He worked his way from operating a motor grader to Assistant Supervisor and then Maintenance Supervisor. In addition, Ricky has worked as a ranch hand for local cattlemen. He worked on drilling rigs as a floor hand for a few years, and even owned and operated K&R Kitchen restaurant. Ricky has been married to his wife Julie for 46 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. All live nearby, and they get to see and spoil their grandchildren often.