New! Mini Meetings
In addition to our monthly meeting we try to have one riding meeting a month (lesson or trail ride), weather permitting. Since it's a bit nippy outside and the ground is hard, we are offering a series of 'mini' meetings.
Mini Meeting Schedule (subject to change)
Meeting 1: Safely catching, haltering, leading, tying and a demo on 'at liberty' work.
Meeting 2: What's this brush for? Learn different grooming equipment and then put it to work, safely and correctly grooming.
Meeting 3: Learn or review the parts of the western and english saddle then learn how to clean them.
Meeting 4: Learn the parts of the bridle. Practice putting them together and learn about the many different types of bits and how they work in your horse's mouth (a good one for all levels!!)
Meeting 5: Parts of the horse and colors/markings review
Meeting 6: Leg wrapping for travel and care
4 ways to learn
1. Monthly meeting
2. Mini meetings (riding during summer)
3. Online right here. Click the topics below left. There is a new topic every month that ties in with the monthly meeting.
4. Learn more with our online short courses. Learn about a topic then take a quiz to earn a certificate. For every 3 certificates you earn, get prizes!
Short courses and certificates available for Intro to digestion, digestion, muscles, skeleton, breeds and more!
HORSE certificate courses on musculature and breeds.
Safety certificates coming soon!
This link will take you to the Haiku learning system, outside of this website. You will need to set up an account to complete the course and take the quiz to earn your certificate.
Click on each button to go to the unit page
August 2012 •
Breeds, colors, markings & genetics
September 2012 •
Nutrition & the Digestive System
October 2012 •
November 2012 •
The Musculature System
December 2012 •
The Hoof & Hoof Care
Horse Project Plan
Each month our horse project will focus on a new topic. Our monthly meeting will provide a hands on opportunity to practice or learn about this topic.
Visit the month's link to access the online education module for the topic. Learn at your own pace, explore deeper, do more. Short online videos, worksheets and links to further information can be found under the topic.
Learning for Everyone
Meetings and online modules include information for all learners. Already know your colors of the horse? Help a junior member learn then after your review through teaching, explore the world of genetics and why we have the coat colors we do.
Learn more online
Each month our club studies a topic. During our meeting we explore an introduction to the subject and learn by doing (the 4-H motto).
HORSE is an online module designed to provide further information about our monthly topic.
Use HORSE to:
1. Attend at least 6 meetings or 10 hours of instruction.
To meet this requirement our club will have one project meeting monthly and then one riding meeting most months.
2. Maintain Record Book that includes costs, health care, feed record, clinics/trainings, exhibits, community service & presentations
Bring your record book to each project meeting to record things learned an d for help where needed.
3. Work toward increasing riding and management skills through advancement program.
Project meetings and online modules will increase knowledge, skills, and prepare 4-Hers for advancement program requirements while riding meetings will help enhance skills.
4. Complete general activities
All 4-Hers should demonstrate leadership by teaching others, serving on committees or being a club officer. Each 4-Her is required to do a public presentation and community service. Opportunities to perform both of these will be provided and assistance from club leaders will be accessible to all members.
5. Participate in other 4-H events
Horse camp, the fair, horse bowl, leadership meetings, 4-H clinics, etc. all count toward participation.