As manager of the 7S Stuart Ranch, Forst believes in the power of people.
Terry Stuart Forst took the reins of her family’s legendary ranch after her father passed away several years ago. Under her watch, the cattle
I ALWAYS KNEW that this was what I wanted to do. My parents actually discouraged me in some respects— Daddy in particular, maybe because I was female. He believed certain things were for a boy or a son
IT IS NOT A “ME THING.” Never has been, never will be. We have a great group of people [on staff].
DADDY LOVED to quail hunt, and I remember vividly one time my cousin and my dad were going hunting. But because I was a girl, I didn’t get to go. And it ate on me something fierce.
I LEFT THE RANCH for a while, which was good.
EVERYTHING’S CHANGING around us, and if we
THE PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ought to complement each other. If you’re going to put a crew of people together, you have to respect their ideas and
the fact that they may have a better idea than what has always been done.
I DON’T ACT LIKE THE BOSS. I’m better at taking
A GOOD WORK ETHIC is most important. Good manners. Respect. Doing the best you can at whatever you do. You’ve got to try.
THE YEAR CHRIS [LITTLEFIELD] WON [the Working Ranch Horse Competition] in Abilene on Real Gun ,
IT SEEMED LIKE WE GOT A LOAD of calves in about 10 minutes before each of those big storms came
IT’S NOT AN 8-TO-5 JOB
IT’S NOT A MAN or a woman issue. It doesn’t really
I DON’T WANT IT to ever be a gender issue because I respect what so many men have done. If I’m not qualified, I don’t need to do it. But if I am qualified and I think I can do a good job, by golly, I’ll dive in
This article was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Western Horseman.