Marshall Hildebrand, Henrietta Hildebrand, and Lew Thompson - Owners

Espuela De Plata is the horse division of South Texas Cattle Marketing, located in Pearsall, TX. A day’s work is required from all of the horses. Mares, versatile enough to go from under the saddle, into the broodmare band. Our horses are well known for their working endurance, hardy enough to withstand the stress of everyday ranch work. We are proud of the quality horses we raise. Standing and pasture breeding three stallions: Hercules Wild Card, HL Fulla Crackerjack and Zans Roan Manito. We breed 25 mares annually and have sold their colts across the nation and into Mexico for working cow horses. We keep 20 geldings in our Remuda; always have good working cow horses available.

Thompson Ranches won 2nd place in the 2020 San Antonio Ranch Rodeo Finals. Also winning top horse "Lena Zan Badger" and top hand "Chance Koenning".