Appaloosa showman and promoter, Shatka Bear Step added colorful and romantic
aspects to the breed. Shatka was
the father of Mr. Dick Spencer (Western Horseman Magazine) and a well-known
silver and turquoise artist. He
was featured on national television depicting the Lordís prayer in Indian
Sign Language. He produced
several awards for the Appaloosa Horse Club, including the Shatka Bear Step
award given to the overall high point youth at each National Show.