4-H youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for equine projects. Participants compete in events such as endurance, trail, gymkhana and shows, and can exhibit at statewide events such as the State 4-H Horse Show.
When you own or care for a horse or pony, you experience pride and responsibility, and develop valuable social and physical skill. You can be involved in a 4-H horse project in lots of ways, and many activities don't require horse ownership. You can participate in show, trail or endurance riding, study horse science, participate in quiz bowls, rodeos, judging teams and much more!
Riders with disabilities and the volunteers who work with them can gain great satisfaction through this therapeutic horseback riding program. With the help of trained and caring volunteers, riders can improve balance, coordination, posture and muscle tone. Horseback riding also increases self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and social growth. But more importantly, riding is fun!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Cold weather is here. Being prepared and utilizing these tips and techniques will help your livestock stay healthy and comfortable throughout winter.
The Feed Critters lesson is designed to help participants creatively compare human food and animal feedstuffs while exploring careers related to animal nutrition.