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  • Local competitor trained own horse

  • Kane Ozment, of Tecumseh, has a heart for rodeos and missions.
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  • Kane Ozment, of Tecumseh, has a heart for rodeos and missions.
    This will be Ozment’s third year at the International Finals Youth Rodeo. He has been competing in rodeos for five years.
    “My dad was a cowboy. I grew up in it,” he said.
    Ozment will be competing in team roping this week, which is something he has looked forward to for a long time.
    “It’s just one of those things you know about when you’re a little kid and you’re just ready to go to it when you’re old enough,” he said.
    Ozment has special bond with his horse; he got her when she was 2 years old and trained her by himself. This is the second horse he has trained.
    “I started roping with her. I just did it myself and it was fun,” he said.
    Ozment also helps train cutting horses.
    “There’s a herd of cows, and you cut one out of the herd, and they judge you on how well your horse keeps it away from the herd,” he said.
    Aside from rodeos, Ozment also has an interest in helping people. He recently went on a mission trip to Belize with his church.
    “We put a roof on a church down there, and built a home for, I guess you could call them the leaders of the area down there,” he said.
    Ozment plans to get a business degree and continue competing in rodeos through college.
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