Meet This Week's Ag Kid: Landon Henderson
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:30:00 GMT —
This week's Ag Kid is 17-year-old Landon Henderson of Labelle. He was raised on his family's farm and is a fifth generation farmer. He works with cattle and pigs, but his passion is horses. My dad used to train horses. I was always around him when he was doing that. It looked exciting to me so I wanted to do it. I started training ponies since I was young. It TMs what I live for.Landon has shown his horses at fairs all across Missouri since he was 2 years old. He has received numerous awards and much recognition for his hard work. I get up every morning before school and take care of my horses, feeding them and giving them water. Then I usually have two or three horses that I spend an hour on each of them riding and training.Landon TMs experiences with his horses have brought a lot of funny and proud moments. I was in a showmanship class and I was the only guy in the class. I ended up beating all the girls which is very hard to do in a showmanship class full of girls and a girl judge.Landon says agriculture is in his blood and is always going to be a part of him. It has just been a part of my life since I was born. I never have known anything different besides horses and farming. It TMs a way of life for my family and it TMs what we do. That TMs what I TMll continue to do.When not working with his horses, Landon likes to go hunting and play basketball. He hopes to go to college and become a veterinarian dentist.Congratulations Landon on being this week TMs Ag Kid.