- Dallas US-TX
Drawing on more than two decades of innovative experience in the software industry, Reagan Lancaster leads Tige Investments. The firm was established in 2003 with a focus on managing the capital assets of Reagan Lancaster and his family. Today, Tige Investments spans a variety of activities, including real estate, private equity primarily in the software business and public and private placements undertaken in collaboration with third-party managers. The Dallas, Texas, firm’s portfolio includes the Neovara European Mezzanine Fund, which utilizes subordinated debt capital to facilitate leveraged buy-outs in Europe. Another asset held by Tige Investments is ClearWater Capital, which focuses on the Asia region in undertaking special-situation placements in local equity and debt holdings. The firm also holds interests in business ventures such as SourceTap, which offers clients an integrated customer-relationship-management (CRM) system that combines marketing, support, and sales capacities. Another holding is the Lancaster Ranch, which breeds cutting horses and provides stud services for the industry.
Owner of Lancaster Ranch, Reagan Lancaster is a breeder and competition horse rider. Specifically, Reagan Lancaster uses his ranch to train and care for cutting horses. Among the most important aspects of training cutting horses is learning how to control the animal. To prepare for a cutting competition, the rider trains his or her horse to understand the movements of a cow and maneuver its own body in relation to those movements. During training, the rider and the horse must become accustomed to each other’s specific body movements. Varying feet pressure, a rider can drive a horse quickly across a terrain with more force and reduce the energy exerted to slow down. At the same time, sitting deep in the saddle and keeping the body straight helps the horse understand that the rider wishes to stop. From a stopping point, a rider can signal the horse to turnaround. Stopping is essential as it shifts the weight to the horse’s hindquarters and avoids problems such as rearing.