Welcome to Our Farm



Welcome to the Four Down Ranch, a small horse farm and home of Rural Redoubt, a publication for the preservation of rural American culture. 

I’m Carmen and I’m a Texas girl, through and through. I love writing, remodeling, decorating, cooking, and most especially very fast barrel horses. I have some cynical views on politics and current events and love sharing the how and why of that rural perspective in a snarky commentary.

I am blessed to share my life with my amazing husband, Jeff, and our teenage son, Quinten, on the outskirts of a tiny town on the Texas Coastal Plains. When we aren’t riding our own horses or working here at the farm, we have a farrier service specializing in working ranch horses. We cobble the feet that provide beef to the world!

Join us as we explore life at the end of a dirt road!







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