Jim started riding and driving horses 68 years ago on his backyard pony in Central Illinois. Nancy grew up near Arlington Park Race Track and developed a love for horses racing. Standardbreds provided a hands-on approach which she wanted to be a part of in her future. Keith and Kristopher learned about farm life driving tractors, baling hay, and caring for horses. Grand kids Noah, Liam, and Claire are eager to help feed and care for horses too.