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Horse

Welcome to the Horse page! Here you’ll find activities, curriculum, and resources specific to the Horse project.

Horse projects are available to our Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-Hers, with the exception of Horseless Horse, which is for all ages.

Projects available are:

  • Horse
  • Horseless Horse

Curriculum & Resources

WSU Curriculum & Resources

The following resources are available from WSU Extension Publications
Publications are FREE DOWNLOADS unless otherwise indicated.

General Curriculum

 

 

C0015 – Light Horse Chart
$1.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

EB1612E – Feeding the Performance Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW575 – 4-H Horse Judging Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW587 – The 4-H Horse Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW614 – Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest
$18.00

 

 

Horseless Horse Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

EM4715E – Horses Are Fun: 4-H Horseless Horse Project

 

 

Horsemanship Curriculum

 

 

 

 

EM2790E – 4-H Horse Advancement Member Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

EM4842E – Beginning Horsemanship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EM4869E – 4-H Horse Advancement Program Leader Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW229 – The 4-H Driving Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW488 – Hunt Seat and Jumper Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW574 – The PNW Horse Contest Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNW608 – The 4-H Dressage Manual

 

 

Other Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0233E – 4-H Horse Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0856E – Individual Horse Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0857E – Horse Management Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C0858E – Horse Production Breeding Record

 

 

 

 

 

C1114E – Groom Squad Contest Rules

 

 

The following safety resources are available from WSU Extension Publications unless otherwise indicated. Where applicable, prices are current as of July 1, 2021

 

 

 

 

EM4849E – Equestrian Safety:
A Guide to Promotion of Helmet Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD131 – Every Time…Every Ride…
$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD132 – Ground Handling Horses Safely
$20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISC581 – Ground Handling Horses Safely
Facilitator Guide and Lesson Plan
$4.00

 

 

 

 

MISC582 – Equine Awareness Youth Education Program
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS201E – West Nile Virus Protection: Horses
(Home Garden Series)

 

 

 

National 4-H Curriculum & Resources

The following curricula are published by National 4-H and are available for purchase at https://shop4-h.org/collections/animal-agricultural-science-curriculum/horse. Prices are current as of July 1, 2021.

 

 

 

01518Y – Giddy Up and Go
Horse Level 1: Discovering Horses
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01519Y – Head, Heart and Hooves
Horse Level 2: Horse Raising
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01520Y – Stable Relationships
Horse Level 3: Horse Care
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01521Y – Riding the Range
Horse Level 4: Horse Riding
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01522Y – Jumping to New Heights
Horse Level 5: Horsemanship
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01523F – Horse Project Helper’s Guide
Horse Group Activities
$7.95

 

 

 

 

 

01523S – Horse Curriculum Set of 6
$39.95

 

 

 

 

 

C0203 – Horse Science Set of 2
$10.95

Other Curriculum & Resources

Reining Documents – NEW!

2022 State 4-H Fair Reining Pattern

2022 State 4-H Fair Reining Score Sheet

Contest Rules

Virtual Horse Bowl Contest Guidelines (2022)

Washington 4-H Equine Presentation Contest – Info, Rules and Registration

Horse Judges

Washington 4-H Horse Judge List

Publications:

 

 

 

Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms (DET) 
Compiled by: New Horizons Education Center, Inc.
$24.95

 

 

 

 

Equine Science – Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages (EqSci):
Author: Jean T. Griffiths
A Publication of the American Youth Horse Council
$29.99

 

 

 

Events

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