e ranch includes a cow-calf operation, yearling cattle, American Quarter Horses and a hunting operation.
The Stuart Ranch was the 1995 recipient of the American Quarter Horse Association’s Best of the Remuda award, which is presented to ranches for their working horses. They also raised AQHA Superhorse Genuine Redbud, owned Superhorse Real Gun and have won many world champion titles. They won an award for their rangeland management for conserving and improving their grasslands.
Forst has learned from challenges. In the 1970s or 1980s, a drought caused workers to haul water to cattle.
"Because of that we have a drought plan in place for the reduction of our herd in a timely manner,” she said.
In the lead role
Now it’s time to face another challenge: leading an organization she has been a member of since the mid-1970s.
"I think this is one of the finest groups of people I’ve ever been around,” she said of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. "I admire their work ethic, integrity, generosity and their dedication to the betterment of all aspects of the industry.”