MOUNT VERNON — Even though he spends a majority of his time in the hot conditions of Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors, Mike Spearman still manages to find time to partake in his favorite activity — harness racing.
Since he was born, Spearman has been exposed to horses and the way they act and develop.
“My father got involved with horses in 1958, and I was born in 1959,” Spearman said. “I did not have my first drive until I drove at the Knox County Fair in 1981. I have been hooked to horses ever since then.”
Besides Mike and his dad Herb, Mike’s uncle Eldon, and his cousin Larry have spent a major part of their lives with horses.
“In 1983, I owned my first horse,” Spearman said. “I have always had between three to 10 horses that I have trained to race. In the ’90s, my dad, uncle and I had 30 horses at one time. Every year, I typically receive one to three new horses. I like to train and develop the two-year-old horses.”
There is a lot that goes into training horses, and Herb Spearman has plenty of experience in doing so.
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