Philip and I have been riding and training horses ever since we were young. Philip is well known in this area for how well his colts ride in 30 days. By 30 days he's put countless miles on his colts and used them all over the ranch. If you catch him the right part of the year, his colts often are dragging calves to the fire, some in less than a weeks riding. Philip has a way of making nice horses. In addition to his training skills, he is also a farrier. He makes sure all the horses feet are in good shape as well as shoeing a few outside horses. In 2008 he graduated with honors from Montana State University earning a degree in Animal Science - Livestock Industry & Management and a minor in Ag Business.
Philip riding "Beam" 2009.
I have been riding horses ever since I can remember. I started out showing horses in 4H and local shows. As I reached Jr. High, I became more involved with barrel racing and in 1999, I began riding with a barrel racing legend, Mary Ketchum. Mary got me hooked to barrel racing as well as training. In high school my horse Smoky By Lucky Boy and I achieved many things, winning the NDHSRA Barrel Racing and All Around Cowgirl Championships as well as qualifying to the NHSRF 3 years in a row. Most people don't realize that I also won the Girls' Cutting event my senior year. Throughout my high school summers I spent a fair amount of time with ND Horseman and cutting trainer, John Hovde. Through him and his son JJ, I have refined my horsemanship skills.
Their guidance helped me start many colts and their influence on me is still felt to this day as I've moved into training barrel horses. In 2008, I also graduated Montana State University with an Equine Science degree.
Since graduation we've moved back to my hometown, Baker, MT. Philip is working for a natural gas company as well as day helping on ranches, AIing cattle, riding colts and shoeing horses. I continue to ride barrel horses preparing them for futurities as well as finishing a few colts. I've also started a new endeavor of making western jewelry as well as braiding knotted barrel reins. We have a variety of services to offer as you can see. You can read more about them on their respective pages. In addition, make sure you check out our For Sale page as we offer quality prospects, ranch horses, and started to finished barrel horses. We are also proud to be standing our son of Frenchmans Guy to the public for the third year. His first foals were born in 2010 and we couldn't be happier with this young stallion in his foals and in his trainability and performance in the arena and the ranch. Check out his page, Frenchmans Elvis to find out more about this great young stallion! We are also a dealer for Animal Element! We have been so impressed with this supplement that we just had to be part of it. Read more about it and our story on the Animal Element page!
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Philip, Andrea, Cade & Colter Huft
Philip & Andrea Huft
P.O. Box 871
Baker, MT 59313
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