Welcome to the Z Ranch, home
to Don Beard Paints and Hot House Kennel.
Z Ranch is owned by Don and Vivian Beard and located in
Cheyenne, Wyoming. Don and I have many years experience in
the equine industry and in 2010 began a challenging new
endeavor with Mini Aussies which has evolved to Australian
We have been involved with, trained, shown and bred some
very nice horses. We've accumulated over 25 World, Res.
World, National, Res. National Champion titles with horses
and/or riders that we've trained. Vivian hasn't trained
horses for several years because of an injury, but is still
showing as an Amateur/Non Pro.
is a member of the APHA Professional Horsemen's program and
we are both APHA Directors representing the state of
Wyoming. Don is also a carded judge with 6 associations.
Over the years we have developed many contacts thru out the
industry. If you need help finding a new horse, sell a
horse, please contact Don and he may be able to assist you.
We're very excited about all we are doing and we invite you
to tour our site.
Don and Vivian