April 2016 (Down the Line, Stran Smith)

stran april 4A couple of weeks ago, I had an amazing experience with an unbelievable group of people who are changing lives through what they love. Whenever I showed up at Hamilton, TX to teach this school, I knew it would be good, but I had no idea how life changing it as going to be. Equine Champions For Christ was created by Kenny Hague, Jo Hague, and Michael Goertz in early 2008. They all volunteer their time and efforts to come up with some of the best clinics possible. They aren’t the only ones involved. An overwhelming number of volunteers work diligently behind the scenes to make these camps possible. Everything is done with the highest degree of excellence. They do all of this at NO CHARGE to the young people who attend.

E.C.F.C. is such an amazing ministry because it gave me the opportunity stran april 2to sow life into these boys in and out of the arena. It doesn’t matter if these boys are future world champions or will only rope as a hobby, this clinic gave me a chance to be able to truly help God show each one of these guys their value.  Everyone working this clinic wanted these boys to know they have a specific calling and a plan for their life. Students came from all over the United States and Canada, but over the course of three days, formed a camaraderie that couldn’t be explained.

I always tell my students that I will get way more out of the clinic than they do in one way or another, and once again this rang true. I was truly blessed beyond measure.  I usually leave a clinic mentally and physically exhausted, but I left this one motivated and rejuvenated spiritually.  I told Kenny to start planning another one for this summer.

stran april 3Put their website and Facebook page on your radar. The last clinic filled up quickly.


God bless and see you down the line,

Stran T


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