4-H Horse and Pony Project
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4-H Horse and Pony Project


Horses and humans interact in many ways, from sports and recreation, to agriculture and therapy, in this project you can learn about horses through a wide variety of projects including breeding, drill, judging, and trail riding.

  • •Appreciate riding as a recreation and promote love and humane treatment of animals
  • •Learn horsemanship skills and understand breeding, training, and raising
  • •Aquire safety skills to prevent injury to humans and animals.
This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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