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Horse Project

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The 4-H horse project is an exciting 4-H project area because you can participate whether you own a horse or not. Discover all the aspects of raising and riding horses.

  • Appreciate riding as recreation.
  • Learn horsemanship skills.
  • Develop an understanding of breeding, training and raising horses as a business.
  • Acquire skills in horse management by owning and being responsible for an animal.
  • Acquire safety skills to prevent injury to people and animals.
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HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO ALL YEAR

OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE:

  • Attend a horse show, rodeo or other horse event.
  • Visit a horse farm, horse training facility, horse boarding facility, etc.
  • Participate in a horse riding camp.
  • Visit a local tack shop or horse supply store.
  • Check out horse events on TV to learn about different types of horse shows and events.
  • Create a collection of horse showmanship and horsemanship patterns.
  • Keep a diary of your practices each week.
  • Research horse-related careers.
  • Attend a horse camp at North Dakota 4-H Camp and participate in the community service project, bringing ideas backs to your community.
  • Is it fair time? Consider riding in your county fair horse show or the North Dakota State Fair.
  • Contact your county NDSU Extension office for other local workshops, activities and events.
  • Interested in a college education in animal science or veterinary medicine? Schedule a visit with NDSU to explore those majors (www.ndsu.edu).
  • Present a speech or demonstration on your horse project.
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