BELTON — The confidence and care of a 12-year-old Future Farmers of America student from Troy showed as his intermediate California doe, Big Momma, earned reserve grand champion honors Tuesday afternoon.
Barrett Ledger was first sighted in the sea of rabbit entries at the Bell County Expo Center as one of the only ones holding his entry cuddled securely against his body. Barrett had a calmness that seemed to transfer to Big Momma, and that calmness served him well as Big Momma allowed the judge, Caleb Thomas, of Cloverdale, Ind., to manipulate and carefully examine her.
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