Welcome To 74-Ranch Minis
We are small breeders in Southeast Wyoming of American Quarter Horses, Black Angus Cattle and Miniature American/Mini Australian Shepherds. We keep our program small so we can give everyone the quality of time they deserve here at the ranch. We run cattle and horses in Central Wyoming also.
We are a MASCA Hall of Fame breeder, AKC Bred With Heart and Breeder of Merit!
We bought our first Mini Aussie in 2005. We raised some Aussie X Border Collies in the past but preferred the registered Mini Aussie so we started breeding them instead. We have shown with WOWMASC, ARBA, IABCA, ICE and ICKC before going AKC with Miniature American Shepherds (formerly Mini Aussie) in 2019. We added performance to our training several years ago and enjoy it even more, and so do the dogs. We test for DM, MDR1, HC, PRA/PRCD, CDDY/IVVD, CEA, CERF and OFA hips, elbows and patellas. We never have more than 4 or 5 dogs at the house, normally less so they get the individual attention they deserve in our wonderful guardian homes.
Our horses are mostly cowhorse, reining bred but they also do a super job in roping, team penning, barrel racing and even halter. Versatility is important to us. Horses have been around for many years in the history of 74 Ranch and previously the Herbst Ranch. Tom's dad grew up raising horses, which in turn meant Tom grew up raising horses and he took over the program in his early 20's. Now our son Garrett has taken ove a majority of the horse business. Cattle have always been part of our ranching life but registered cattle began in the late 1990's. We went back to commercial cattle for the sake of time. Be sure to see our gorgeous horses at Herbst Homestead
Be sure to look around this site, it is new to us so a work in progress. If you have any questions, please write or call. We are breeding for the 'full package' - beauty, brains, health, temperament and athleticism. We have shown in conformation, agility, obedience, rally, herding, disc dog, scent and find, doggy dancing and such. We have around 4 to 5 litters per year and ALWAYS keep this website up to date. Take some time and look around - we have a page of our history, accomplishments, testimonials, terms as well as our gorgeous boys and girls (and upcoming boys). We are normally available to talk to on email, Facebook PM or phone.
Tom, Michele, Garrett and Kyla Herbst
VISITORS are Welcome
with some terms after pups are 5 weeks old. We deliver to Northern Colorado, the Denver Airport (for those flying in) and other local locations. We hope you enjoy and learn from our website. We are here to help you!!
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