If you're 30 years or older, it's safe to say you've likely seen actor Wilford Brimley in something. The 79-year-old has had a storied career in television and film, including such memorable hits like "Cocoon," "The Firm," "The China Syndrome," and in television commercials for "Quaker Oats" and "Liberty Mutual." While he hasn't done much in the arts since 2009, the actor is making news for the recent listing of his private Wyoming ranch for $1.25 million.
Spanning over 276 acres, the ranch includes two homes, a blacksmith's cabin, a rodeo arena, paddocks, and even a 3,600-square-foot cinder block shop. Brimley, who worked as a ranch hand and blacksmith before discovering acting, has even hosted rodeo events that attracted "the finest rodeo cowboys in the country." As the listing makes clear, the property is a dream for anyone who loves horses:
"The Wyoming Horse Ranch works quite well as a small equine facility supporting horses and a few cattle. The ranch’s irrigated fields produce hay every year and are grazed after the hay is removed. The outdoor arena allows for nearly every horse event imaginable, from roping, to team penning, to other horse disciplines such as hunter jumper. The beauty of the Wyoming Horse Ranch is direct access right out the gate to thousands of acres of beautiful landscape where horses can be worked virtually year around."
According to The Wall Street Journal, Brimley is selling the property to seek other pursuits. "I'm getting on in years," he said. "It's time to do something else."
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