FFA prize winner
Laura Cormier knows a bit about bits, and her knowledge won her a
Laura knows the difference between a snaffle bit, which is a direct
action bit, and a curb which is a lever action bit. Because she
knows that, she also knew that a Tom Thumb Snaffle is
incorrectly named, and she said so at the FFA National Career Show
in Louisville, KY.
Her understanding of bits won her a $200 Professional Designation
course from www.horsecoursesonline.com. Laura, who lives in LeRoy,
IL, will get her course, How to Feed for Maximum Performance, online
by e-mail. Shell get any special help or assistance by e-mail
from her instructor, nutrition specialist Eleanor Richards, who
lives in Ohio. Each time Laura completes a lesson, shell submit
a quiz which will be graded and returned with comments and suggestions.
When she completes her course, shell receive a Certificate
of Recognition from Austin Education Center. The certificate will
be Lauras first step toward a Professional Designation in
Winning the prize is just final chapter of an amazing story about
Laura and her horse, Roxy. Last year Laura didnt have a horse,
but was chosen to get a free horse to be used as her FFA project.
Her luck got better when she was offered free board and pasture
for Roxy by a former FFA member who said he had been granted the
same favor years ago. Good fortune didnt end there. Lauras
best friend gave her a saddle and bridle.
Laura says her dreams of having a horse have come true. Now she
dreams of taking equestrian classes in college and maybe becoming
a mounted policeman.
like to have a ranch of my own, someday, she says. I
think Id like to train and board horses and give riding lessons.
Lauras winning entry was chosen from 32 per cent of the entries
which had a correct answer. FFA members scored way above the national
average of 19 per cent knowing the correct answer.
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