Office Information

Address

214 Donohoe Road, Suite E
Donohoe Center
Greensburg, PA 15601

Contact

Phone: 724-837-1402

Fax: 724-837-7613

Email: WestmorelandExt@psu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Horses

The Westmoreland County 4-H Hippology Day has a great turn out.

Ashley Amsler holds horse for Dr. Brian Burks as he explains hoof care

Ashley Amsler holds horse for Dr. Brian Burks as he explains hoof care

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!