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Logan John Huffman

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Logan Huffman was born on July 31, 1918, in Turnersville, Texas, on the family ranch. A natural-born horseman and horse trader, he served in the army and also worked at General Tire in Waco, while trading cattle and horses on his days off. In 1960, his weekly buckouts turned into a full-blown rodeo company, Huffman Rodeo Company, that campaigned throughout Texas. Known for his rank bulls like Little Stranger, with only two qualified rides in seven years; Domino, with only one qualified ride in five years; and seldom-ridden Old Yeller.

He continued to hold buckouts every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon, providing cowboys and cowgirls from throughout Central Texas the opportunity to develop their rodeo skills. Logan began breeding bucking bulls from Spotted Fever, one of his favorites. Logan and Jim Gibbs bred Spotted Fever on a set of cows Jim owned. Jimmie and Bud Monroe have produced a “few” National Finals Rodeo bulls to this day. At one time, Logan was bucking ten of his calves.

Logan sold out of the rodeo business in 1978 to Beutler & Son. Though known as a “bull man”, his bucking horse Brown Somber was runner-up for Saddle Bronc of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association after Jiggs Beutler had bought him. Never short on try, one time he had some new horses to buck, and no riders showed up. You guessed it, Logan just mounted them out and only said he was “sure sore for a day or two.”

Logan Huffman was definitely “one of a kind”. Logan passed away on February 19, 2004, but will remain a legend to all those who knew him for years to come. In his honor, the Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association produced a Logan Huffman Memorial Rodeo in McGregor, Texas.