Parker County Today May 2016 - Page 71

decided to semi-retire and they determined to “get out of the snow.” She knew Texas somewhat because she kept pleasure and reining horses with Pilot Point trainers and often visited the state and even lived here a while. “I was living in McKinney when I met my husband,” Steege explained. “We met at the Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, which was kind of a fluke, because there were a zillion vendors there. I was there closing out my clothing line [Lady Reiner] with a company that carried my line, and he was there with his company. He actually went by my booth … then came back a few times,” she added with a giggle. “But the funny thing is that for all the years I lived up in Minnesota he lived probably 25 miles away. He was in Quarter Horses and I was in Appaloosas so our paths never crossed. It was serendipitous.” They’ve been married thirteen years. How did they get to Parker County? “On our first anniversary we took a trip to San Antonio,” she recalled. “And returning we took a road trip up the backroads all the way up to here.” They actually ended up in Strawn next door in Palo Pinto County. They drove on towards Weatherford and at a small store she came across a local real estate magazine featuring Silverado. “I had been out here with my girlfriend at a cutting,” Steege said. “So I told my husband ‘you need to see the Silverado, it’s a beautiful, beautiful place.’” Needless to say, he liked what he saw. They built a home on 14 acres and here they are, with their three head of cattle and three horses. They’ve both always been around the horse industry. They were both “What I see through the lens of my camera inspires me, and draws me to the Magic of Light and the Mystery of Shadow. This is an intuitive response. Through photography I am able to experience the moment, suspend time, and share my vision. I love to explore people and cultures, near and far, to tell stories through my camera. The world is my palette.”  Little Feather Equestrian Center • Hunter/Jumper Summer • Boarding Lesson Special • Training get five 30 min lessons plus a •Lessons tee shirt for $135 •Sales PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY 432-853-1008 | 871 Pamela Kay Lane | Weatherford, TX | www.littlefeather.org MAY 2016 Owner/trainer Rebecca Innerarity has more than two decades of experience riding and competing and is certified by the American Riding Instructors Assoc. She lives on-site and oversees all lessons, horses here for training or board and the 50 acres of farm land that clients may enjoy (including creek, natural jumps, round pen, arena and spacious paddocks with both natural and man-made shelter). 69