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Horse Project Resources

National Curriculum

National Curriculum offers 5 books which cover from the basics of horse health to riding and showing your horse and everything in between! The books are designed for grades 3-12. There is also a book for helpers of horse project youth.

WSU Publications

WSU Publications offers a number of publications on a variety of horse topics.

Educational Resources

What is the Purpose of a 4-H Livestock Project? (WSU)

Bio-security Activities (WSU):
“What Goes Around, Comes Around”
Charades Activity
Checklist for Livestock Exhibitors

Livestock E-Quiz – This website was created by the University of Illinois Extension to help you learn more about beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, forage, and meats.

Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings provides recommendations for those concerned with minimizing the risks associated with animals in public settings.

Learning about Judging is an overview of the judging process.

Other Resources

Horse Helmet Safety
Adult Horse Vaccinations

Foal Vaccinations
Equine Feedlease Agreements
Human/Animal Interactions
Safe Horse Handling Techniques

Horse Project Leaders Listserv 

Public Presentations/Demonstration Resources

Public Presentation Rules and Regulations
Individual/Team Public Presentation Scorecard
Public Speaking Scorecard

4-H Horse Medal Patterns

Intermediate Showmanship
Senior Showmanship
Intermediate Hunt Seat
Senior Hunt Seat
Intermediate Saddle Seat
Senior Saddle Seat
Intermediate Western Equitation
Senior Western Equitation

4-H Horse Bowl Questions


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