The Busy Life of Lily Pierce Outside of School

Day by day, sophomore Lily Pierce works for hours on end spending time with her favorite animals and helping anyone she can.


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Sophomore Lily Pierce loves and takes care of her house Heidi.

Waverly Frisbie, Staff Writer

Sophomore Lily Pierce has been attending MCA since last December and has described how busy her life really is outside of school. During the school year, Pierce works five days a week at her barn for at least 3 hours each day. At her job, Pierce trains and takes care of horses. This is not an easy job and it requires hard work, time, and much labor. She has a number of chores to finish every day and has to ride many different stubborn horses in order to train them to be the best they can be. She takes care of their needs and loves training them. Pierce owns a beautiful, sweet horse named Heidi that she rides every day. Heidi is a five-year-old thoroughbred that she has had for a year now. During the summer, she works seven days a week either giving lessons or working at summer camps for kids 13 and under. Not only do the horses love Pierce, but the kids also love her because of her loving heart that is constantly striving to help anyone she can.

Despite the time commitment and work that is required to work for many hours a day, Pierce loves what she does with a passion. She said, “Although hours of hard work are put into my job at the barn, it is my passion and I love working with horses and meeting new people.” Pierce talked about how difficult it is having to go to school and then work until 9 pm some nights, but she then said that it is all worth it. She’s happy where she is and she’s so thankful that God has given her this opportunity. Pierce plans to take farm management classes in college where she can continue to learn more and eventually own her own barn. Pierce ends describing her busy life outside of school by saying, “My first love has always been working with horses as long as I can remember.”

Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.”