The pair would set off down the road with a small herd of horses and their house on wheels every weekend.
“We head off down the road with 20 to 25 horses,” Tamara said. “He would drive the semi-trailer with all the horses and I drove a 42-foot holiday trailer with the wagon in the back.”
It's all business when they arrived at the race destination, Tamara said.
“I used to be in the barn 24/7 with him,” she said. “I'd be cleaning stalls, bedding stalls, mixing feed, doctoring, wrapping legs, saddling, taking the outriders horses over for the races.”
Two years ago the Fikes were able to hire a family friend to help out on the road and Tamara continued working in the barns alongside her husband.
This year they have two hired hands and added two tiny hands, as well.