About 4-H Horse
While learning good equestrian skills is frequently the most visible component, well-rounded 4-H Horse clubs and programs achieve much more. They actively engage youth to learn new skills and develop friendships, with a focus far beyond the show ring.
Oral presentations and service learning
- Strengthens communication skills
- Builds a sense of community awareness and pride
Hippology, horse bowl and horse judging
- Enhances decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
- Develops teamwork
- Expands equine management expertise
Camps and clinics
- Builds comradery and relationships
- Improves subject-matter knowledge and skills
Each 4-H Horse group is encouraged to develop programs that reach all seven of the National 4-H Horse objectives listed below:
- Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship and other desirable traits of character.
- Be better prepared for citizenship responsibilities through working in groups and supporting horse projects and activities.
- Promote a greater love for animals and a humane treatment towards them.
- Experience the pride of working with a horse, pony or mule and being responsible for its management and welfare.
- Develop an appreciation for horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation.
- Enhance their horsemanship skills and knowledge as well as understanding the business of breeding, raising and training horses, ponies and/or mules.
- Increase their knowledge of basic safety precautions in order to prevent injury to themselves, their horses and others.
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