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In this project, youth take part in a wide variety of 4-H equine projects including breeding, draft, drill, driving, English & western, gymkhana, judging, miniature, trail riding, and ponies. Horses and humans interact in many ways, not only in a wide variety of sports and non-competitive recreational pursuits, but in activities like agriculture, entertainment, assisted learning and therapy. In this project, 4-H members:

  • Appreciate riding as a recreation; and promote love and humane treatment of animals.
  • Learn horsemanship skills and understand equestrian breeding, training and raising.
  • Acquire safety skills to prevent injury to persons and animals.



Horses is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project.
For more information, visit:



Horse 1: Giddy Up and Go: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-horse/horse-1-giddy-up-and-go/01518Y.aspx

Horse 2: Head, Heart, and Hooves: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-horse/horse-2-head-heart-and-hooves/01519Y.aspx

Horse 3: Stable Relationships: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-horse/horse-3-stable-relationships/01520Y.aspx

Horse 4: Riding the Range: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-horse/horse-4-riding-the-range/01521Y.aspx

Horse 5: Jumping to New Heights:  http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-horse/horse-5-jumping-to-new-heights/01522Y.aspx


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