Welcome to the world of Hillsdale County 4-H Horse, Ponies, Draft Horses, and Mules.
A primary goal of the Horse Leaders Committee is to make this a positive learning experience for every 4-H member and his or her family.
The Hillsdale County 4-H Horse Program will help children accomplish the following:
Experience the pride and responsibility of owning and/or caring for a horse or pony.
Promote humane treatment and attitude toward all animals.
Develop knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the appropriate care of their horse or pony including but not limited to; feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, fitting, showing and breeding.
Appreciate horseback riding as a healthy form of leisure activity.
Develop leadership, initiative, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and respect for themselves and for others.
Learn citizenship through working together in groups and supporting community horse project activities and events.
Explore career opportunities in the equine field and develop and achieve career goals.