OklahomaHorses Magazine May 2023

26 OklahomaHorses • May / June 2023 Now Open In 502 N Main Street StillwAter tedstacocantina.com 1-800-657-2570 www.edwardscanvas.com 17499 Hwy 77 N • Pauls Valley, OK 73075 EDWARDS CANVAS INC Since 1957 ARENA & BARN CURTAINS • Tough and durable • Many colors available • Customizable • Minimum maintenance • Heavy duty hardware • Ultimate protection at an economic cost tina@edwardscanvas.com salesdept@edwardscanvas.com 27183 State Highway 59, Wayne, Oklahoma 73095: 100 rolling acres of lush grass complete with 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, 5 stall barn, lean-to barns, lite riding pen, and more. The pond is said to offer large mouth bass and catfish and the property is completely fenced and includes both wire and pipe and cable fencing. Less than 1 mile from I-35 access this property is conveniently located just under an hour from OKC and ~2 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact Ashley Webster for more information at 405-996-6749 30323 E County Road 1530 Road, Paoli, Oklahoma 73074: This working 335 ac mol cattle/horse ranch has SO MUCH, located an hour S of OKC & an hour 1/2 to TX, in the heart of it all! The property has fenced pipe & cable permitter & is cross fenced, with an abundance of ponds. The 36-stall barn, equipment barn, covered arena, outdoor arena, runs, lean to’s, round pens, etc. sit on the 90-ac tract housing the horses. There are 2 nice, remodeled homes along with an office & 3 also remodeled, in- come producing apartments. Contact Donelda Ellis for mor information at 405-830-1317. she had never thought of visiting. Plenty of mountains, parks, national forests, and new friends later, she landed home near Prague. She often visited friends involved in mounted shooting. With a wealth of experience training horses, Lee Jean bought a mare to train for the shooting pen, but that horse wanted no part of shooting. She was an outlaw. Eventually Lee Jean met Tiffany Dixon, a fellow Oklahoman who had a shooting horse for sale. Noticing that the woman had a wheelchair-bound daughter, Lee Jean gently asked a few questions, referring to Ann Dee. Both women had daughters afflicted by Rett syndrome. With tears in their eyes, they became fast friends. Lee Jean ended up purchasing a big- kneed but sound palomino gelding named Spud from her new friend. Spud has traveled with her, competing in Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas, and Nevada. The two won the Senior Ladies 3 Division at the 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show (divisional win and 26th overall) and the “1836” buckle at Moon Swanson’s arena in Palestine, Texas. When not traveling to a match, Lee Jean sets her creative side loose in 3 Ladies Coffee and Gifts in Wewoka, where she works with two other ladies. “I have always wanted to sculpt,” Lee Jean says. “I met Ann Ayres (renowned sculptor with some of her work in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) at the Jud Little barrel race. She told me to come see her, that she would help me. Last fall, I was at the National Roper’s Supply training facility in Decatur, Texas. Ann only lives about 10 miles from the NRS, so I went to see her. I had the day free. She invited me for breakfast at 7 a.m. I took my first sculpting lesson. I wanted to sculpt Spud and me doing mounted shooting…. I’ve have been working at sculpting ever since. She is a fantastic instructor.” Artist, sculptor, horseman, mounted shooter, florist.… Is there anything Lee Jean can’t do? She also competes in cattle- sorting events on her mare Hippy. She loves trail riding and campfires with family and friends, along with occasional games of cards or dominoes. Horses are in her blood.