The Praying Monk Ranch, LLC.
In the northern panhandle of Idaho, just off of HWY 2 heading into Montana, the ranch is settled on 40 acres featuring a large hand built log cabin from the 1940 era and built on in the 1970s by local log home builders. Along with the log cabin being the home of the Haworth's, the ranch also features 60x60 barn with 6 stalls (20x20 foaling pens) heated washroom with full bathroom and shower along with heated feed room, not to mention the concrete shop being able to house our 41' Platinum rig for the winter.
The ranch features a large hay barn with also an 8 bay shed row and a large RV port. In 2008, another 60x60 barn was built to be the "main" horse barn with 8 12x12 stalls and 8 12x12 covered turn outs, along with 10 ton hay loft and 12x18 insulated tack room and 12x20 covered, lighted vet area with a equine vet stock.
Truly, this lovely ranch is what we call home. Surrounded by over 52 natural lakes just in our county and the lovely Kootenai River only a mile down from us, we are also surrounded by miles and miles of treed trails. Only 2 miles from the Montana boarder, 30 miles from the Canadian boarder and 90 miles from the Washington boarder, it is not uncommon for us to compete in 3 different states in one weekend!
Trey and Lynn made the move up north from Arizona in 2007 with their 3 girls, Heidi (28), Amanda (26) and Carly (23). Heidi and Carly have branched out into their personal goals and career choices, but you can find them on the ranch here and there helping build fence or jumping on a horse for a trail ride.
The ranch bought our first broodmare in 2008. We carefully studied pedigrees, conformation and what exactly made a winning barrel horse, starting with the strong maternal side. Adding daughters of Wrangler Ridge (AA), Real Easy Jet (AAA), Juno Dat Cash(AAA), Dash For Perks and Im Magic to our broodmare band and then crossing them on producing sires, JD Look, Dats A Frenchman, Frenchmans Fabulous, Rare News, Dash Of Royal Gold and Stir N Up The Fame, we have a group of fabulous colts to work with. Our first foal crop hit the ground in 2009. As of 2013 the decision was made to cut the broodmare band and continue with the powerful, well bred prospects we have bred.
Currently, the ranch owns 7 head of well bred AQHA stock. Amanda has multiple finished horses she runs (all are 1-2D horses) and always has a couple colts she is seasoning preparing for futurities or open races. Besides being busy keeping up with a dozen horses to ride daily at the ranch, Amanda finds time to slip in a lesson or two daily. Lynn and Amanda hit the road quite regularly, but they do enjoy being home.
At an early age, Lynn & Trey realized that horses were Amanda's passion and quickly enrolled her into lessons at a local hunter jumper/dressage facility and from there she learned about seat, hand and leg control building her confidence. Like every young horse crazy girl, Amanda got into gaming/gymkhana for a short period of time before joining the Arizona HS rodeo as well as the AZ NBHA. After realizing she could make a career out of being a professional barrel racer and trainer, Amanda went in that direction and slowly started focusing on riding with more of a western foundation and any opportunity she could ride with professional horseman (no matter the discipline) she does. In 2012 Amanda ventured into colt starting and has been extremely successful the past few years starting the ranch colts as well as a couple outside horses . As of 2017, Amanda books full in the spring/summer months primarily colt starting as well as taking in problem horses. Amanda has become quite accomplished colt starter and enjoys putting a foundation on a horse that the owner can go on with and continue to be successful. Amanda has the ONLY program around the panhandle of Idaho that is focused on building a foundation built around nutrition, exercise/training and health. The PMR is also the ONLY professional trainer around who has a clear understanding for proper gear fit (from well made saddles to hand made bits) and we also are proud to say we work hand in hand with a leading certified equine dentist as well.
The most asked question.... WHY THE NAME, PRAYING MONK??
Praying Monk Ranch was originated in Scottsdale, AZ in the early 1940s by Lynn's grandparents, the Knights. Settled on 20 acres in the desert, right underneath the Camelback Mountains, there is a rock landform called the "Praying Monk". When we moved to Idaho, we took with us the original PMR sign and mail box. The Praying Monk Ranch has been in our family a very long time, and even though it might not make sense to have our current ranch to be named PMR, it has a lot of family history behind it, plus we do enjoy the everyday question of "what does praying monk mean?"