Without his cowboy boots, Ben Creed stands all of 5-foot-3. He weighs about 109 pounds.
This stature meant people in horse-loving Kentucky frequently told Creed, 26, he should be a jockey. But Creed didn’t take his friends or coworkers seriously until he found himself searching for a direction in life.
After graduating from high school, Creed spent several years working his grandfather’s cattle farm near Taylorsville, then construction and finally for UPS, which has a tuition program.