4-H Horsemanship Manuals
These two publications provide the base resource for 4-H member education. Questions for the written tests at horse shows are selected from these two books. These books are usually available for purchase from the local USU Extension 4-H office. They can also be purchased from the National 4-H Supply Service at the 4-H Mall.
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Youth who may or may not have a horse or pony of their own but want to learn about horses will enjoy Giddy Up and Go. They will learn the basics of horse behavior, breeds, and safety around horses through a variety of activities, including teaching others.
Youth learn more about acquiring and raising a horse including selecting a horse, horse nutrition and care, equine teeth and bones, judging, including giving oral reasons and much more.
Youth explore horse reproduction, diseases and health care, pasture management, providing appropriate shelter and building a financial plan.
Youth learn nine basic riding skills and ten horsemanship skills, training techniques, trail riding and selection and use of tack.
Youth learn more advanced riding skills, the Quarter System, horse showmanship, ethics and leadership.
Get everyone involved at group meetings using any of the 17 featured group activities.