Steve has always had a passion for horses. From his stick horse when he was a little boy on his grandparent’s dairy farm to the present. It was around the age of six, when his parents bought a home in Bucks county Pennsylvania that was beside a farm that had ponies and horses. It wasn’t long before Steve met the owners of that farm and they let him ride the ponies, which he did almost every day. The ponies were great fun, but being Shetlands they were difficult but that didn’t bother Steve he loved riding. At about nine they said that he was allowed to ride the horses and about age 11 he started taking riding lessons for Hunt Seat and Dressage. That went on till at age 15 when his family move to the farm in southern Ohio where his family had a cow calf operation that raised polled Herefords. His parents let him buy a six year old grade mare from the neighbors’ farm, which had never been touched. That was the first horse that Steve ever started. As you can imagine, that was a learning experience that had lots of hard knocks. But in a few months Steve had her to where he was able to help out with the cattle and enjoyed being a member of 4 H where he was part of the horse program and competed in the timed events.