Learning the Ins and Outs of Horses
Posted: March 24, 2015
Almost 80 4-H Members between the ages of 5 and 18 years attended the 4-H Hippology Day this past Sunday, March 22 at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Greensburg, PA. These 4-H members were tested on their knowledge of everything to do with horses and are all planning on taking the 4-H Horse Project this year.
Penn State Educators, Johanna Sheppard and Lyndsey Androstic, along with 4-H Horse Leaders set up stations which included tack, equipment, feed, breeds, medical and record keeping. Also included in the 4 hours of training was a workshop on “Hoof Care” lead by Dr. Brian Burks, Director of Fox Run Equine Center in Apollo.
4-H Members utilize this knowledge to help them improve in their care of their animals. Teens have the opportunity to compete statewide in a contest held at Penn State in August.
4-H offers youth over 150 projects to choose from and now is the time for you to enroll your child in a club. Call Penn State Extension at 724-837-1402 today!