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2020 Graduate: Corey Green



Corey Green – Shelbyville, Tennessee

WHAT SCHOOL ARE YOU GRADUATING FROM?
I am graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Special Education.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOLLOWING GRADUATION?
Following my college graduation, I plan to follow my dream to become a special education teacher. It is my passion in life to work with and help children with special needs.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE INDUSTRY?
I was born into the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. Both of my Grandfathers, Benny Johnson and Ron Green were lifelong trainers and my father (Jeff Green) and my uncle (Charlie Green) have followed in their footsteps both having very successful careers.

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO, WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
I don’t currently have horses in training but have plenty to love on at my dad’s barn!

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
My most memorable moment related to horses would have to be winning a world championship in 2010 on Gen’s I Love Lucy, owned by Nancy Clements and trained by my dad! It was the best experience to be able to have my dad place that blue ribbon on the bridle and to see how proud my granddaddy was of me!

HOW HAVE HORSES HELPED YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE?
Horses have taught me invaluable life lessons. They are much like people, none are exactly the same and you have to adjust and adapt to what works for each individually!  

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO FELLOW SENIORS DURING THIS TIME?
Never lose hope or sight of your dreams. Tomorrow is not promised and we should all make the best of what God has given us today!

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