Parker County Today April 2016 - Page 71

didn’t care if it took five years as long as I can survive. But at least it will be up to me if I make it.” He completed farrier’s school and apprenticed with David Edens for four years, riding along with him and learning everything he could.  “I was very fortunate because maybe three months out of horseshoeing school a guy out of Graham, Texas, contacted me and asked if I’d like to work with him. I didn’t know the opportunity that was in front of me at the time. The first two years it was about two to three days a week and the last year and a half it tapered off to one to two days a week,” he said. “I was very fortunate. I went right into working with him. I mean he was shoeing, still does, a lot of these top cutting horses around and I was working on horses that were some of the best in the world. You know, that made me a little nervous, but the fact that he [David Edens] had confidence that I wasn’t going to do anything detrimental to the horse was good for me. It was hard to not want to work for someone like that Little Feather Equestrian Center - Why I Serve - As you may know, a Trustee receives no compensation, and the service we provide is often difficult, sometimes even contentious. Given this, I am often asked why I serve. I serve because: • I have a desire to give back to a community that has given so much to my family and me. • I want to affect the futures of all students and believe that a District that provides opportunities for all students helps foster future success and improves our community. • I want to continue honoring and thanking teachers, coaches, and staff by ensuring their compensation is competitive. Political Ad paid for by the Ashley Conlon Campaign. Susan Duncan Treasurer: 124 Bent Oak Road, Weatherford, TX. Just fifteen minutes NW of the historic Weatherford courthouse, you will find Little Feather Equestrian Center. At LFEC, students are taught horsemanship from the ground up. Whether they are beginners learning the basics of grooming, or an adult rider going over their first jump in years, they are all welcomed into the program. Owner/trainer Rebecca Innerarity has more than two decades of experience riding and competing and is certified by the American Riding Instructors Assoc. She lives on-site and oversees all lessons, horses here for training or board and the 50 acres of farm land that clients may enjoy (including creek, natural jumps, round pen, arena and spacious paddocks with both natural and man-made shelter). JUMP INTO SPRING! 432-853-1008 871 Pamela Kay Lane Weatherford, TX www.littlefeather.org PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY get five 30 min lessons plus a tee shirt for $135 APRIL 2016 Hunter/Jumper Boarding • Training Lessons • Sales Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees, Place 3 69