4-H Horse News
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Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse Project Enrollment
Club Group and Family 4-H Leaders received enrollment packets with member re-enrollment forms, revised new member enrollment forms, Horse ID Forms and Commitment/Risk Forms in October. Forms are also for the new 4-H year are also available HERE.
Please do NOT use old forms in case there are changes!
Click HERE for educational resources
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Council
The next meeting is tentatively set for
Monday, January 6, 2014
Via Conference Call @ 6:30 pm
All Lincoln - Adams Co 4-H Horse Project Leaders & Teen Leaders welcome. Contact Bridget Rohner by December 30th to sign up for conference call details.
Email Bridget or cal (509) 725-4171
4-H Horse Council Meetings are open to the public and provide an opporutnity for 4-H leaders, members and parents to take an active part in the 4-H Horse Program.
If you are interested …please attend!! We are looking for new ideas and input for the 4-H Horse Program. Attend to let us know what members in your group want to learn!!
"See" you there!
Nachtigal (509) 725-0013
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
here for Link to the Newsletter from WSU's College
of Veterinary Medicine.
- Look on the bottom right of page for archived issues
from My Horse University & eXtension
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Management in a Time of Rising Feed Prices
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Manure: A Renewable Resource · Pasture
the Right Youth Horse · Equine
Friendly Horse Management
Foaling Mare · Equine
Stress · Poisonous
Ten Tips for Coaching Youth Riders · Weaning
Unwanted Horse · Vaccinating
Risks on the Horse Farm · Broodmare
Your Horse for the Show Season · Hay
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Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Minutes 11/4/13 (Word) Minutes 11/4/13 (PDF)
Minutes October 2013
Minutes 9/9/13 (Word) Minutes 9/9/13 (PDF)
Minutes 6/25/13 (Word) Minutes 6/25/13 (PDF)
Minutes 10/1/12 (Word) Minutes 10/1/12 (PDF)
Minutes 8/6/12 (Word) Minutes 8/6/12 (PDF)
Minutes 6/11/12 (Word) Minutes 6/11/12 (PDF)
Minutes 4/9/12 (Word) Minutes (4/9/12 (PDF)
Minutes 3/5/12 (Word) Minutes 3/5/12 (PDF)
Minutes 11/14/11 (Word) Minutes 11/14/11 (PDF)
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Minutes - 11/1/10 (Word) Minutes 11/1/10 (PDF)
Minutes -10/4/2010 (Word) Minutes 10/4/2010 (PDF)
6/14/10 Minutes (Word) 6/14/10 Minutes (PDF)
Older Minutes archived. Avaialable on request from the Extension Office.
Note: Horse ID Forms must be on file to attend most 4-H Horse Events -Click Here for more info.
If you have trouble opening forms using Internet Explorer on the Spokane 4-H website - they recommend trying the Firefox browser.
||New 4-H Year starts
||Nov. 25, 2013
||Club & member enrollments and horse ID forms due to the Extension Office
||Jan 6, 2014
||Li Co. 4-H Horse Program Mtg (Conf. Call)
||April 1, 2014
||Final deadline for Horse Project Enrollment and Horse ID form submission to be eligible for 4-H competition.
||June 21, 2014
||Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show, Davenport, WA
||Lincoln-Adams & Other
Co. 4-H Events
Note: If you have trouble opening forms using Internet Explorer on the Spokane 4-H website - they recommend trying the Firefox browser.
Here for Spokane County 4-H CALENDAR
here for Spokane Co. 4-H Horse Program
|Lincoln-Adams WA Horse Project FORMS
DESCRIPTION of Horse Project Enrollment Process & Form Submission (PDF)
Li-Adams 4-H Horse Program "Horse ID Sheet"
REVISED for 2014 PDF Word
Due to Extension Office ASAP
(WITH 4-H Enrollment Form or RE-enrollment forms if not already submitted.)
Group or Family leaders should send forms for members to:
WSU Extension, 210 W Broadway, Ritzville, WA 99169
(Leaders MAY give members permission to send direct to Extension Office.)
Deadline: April 1, 2014.
Form must indicate equine under member's care & management prior to March 24th for State Fair qualifiers.
Horse ID photos from previous years can be used as long as color and general frame has not changed significantly due to change in age.
Members who add or change 4-H project horses can re-submit ID Sheets up until April 1, 2014 and still be eligible for competition. ID Sheets should also be submitted for any equines as soon as aquired for use in 4-H throughout the year. If a member's only project horse is lost or becomes unsound after April 1st he/she can submit a horse ID form for a replacement equine along with a written explanation and request to the County 4-H Horse Council. Restrictions for competition and/or premiums/ribbons may apply. Lincoln Co. Horse Members should refer to the Li. Co. 4-H Horse Policy
Lincoln Co. Horse Program Commitment Form
REVISED for 2014 PDF Word
Due ASAP - no later than April 1, 2014
Required for all Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Project members (exception for Horseless project members.) Also recommended for Adams Co. 4-H horse project members and REQUIRD for those who may want to participate in the Summer Sizzler Horse Show & State Fair Horse Events.
to Extension Office with 4-H Enrollment Form or
RE-Enrollment Form and Horse ID Sheet no later than
Assumption of Risk Form PDF
OR use Risk Form on other side of Commitment Form
Due ASAP - no later than April 1, 2013 (postmarked)
to Extension Office with 4-H Member Enrollment Form, re-enrollment form or Volunteer Agreement.
Emergency Medical Release (PDF) Word
Optional - but highly recommended
Provide to your 4-H leader at beginning of year or on day of event.
A longer Participant Health form which may be required for some events (camps/overnights) is available from the Extension Office.
Horse Program Resources:
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can't open due to "slow"
system or other issues?
Lincoln-Adams residents can contact the Extension Office for
hard copy or make appointment for computer access from the office.
659-3209 or email
The official WA State 4-H Horse Projects have been revised for 2014:
- Equine Science
- learn how to apply scientific learning to contexts beyond equine science and/or to raise questions and identify problems to be addressed using scientific inquiry
- develop an animal care ethic and learn to select, care for, feed, and provide for the health of an animal
- learn about equine science and how it applies to the aspects of STEM science
- learn about different aspects of the equine science for career and/or college prep
-learn about responsible horse activities related to environment, pasture management, water quality, and other ecosystems
- demonstrate an understanding of the components of environmental stewardship as related to equine.
- Horseless Horse
For Primary aged ( K - 2nd grade) youth or older youth without horses. Youth must be at least in the 3rd grade and age 8 before Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year to ride, handle, or work around equines in 4-H program activities. Youth 3rd grade and older without horses may also enroll in the other horse projects.
- develop understanding of the responsibilities of taking care of equine.
- increase knowledge of safety precautions to prevent injury to themselves, others, and their mounts
-learn skills in horsemanship and an understanding of horse behavior, competition etiquette, and sportsmanship
-learn and appreciate the value of all aspects of riding, including performance, western games, dressage, driving, trail riding, and other disciplines of riding
-learn to ride, train, and handle a horse safely
-understand horse behavior, colors and markings, proper riding seat, and correct use of the aids
-learn to catch, groom, practice horsemanship, and handle and ride a horse safely
are No official SEPARATE Performance, Western Games, Harness, Dressage, Rodeo Skills, Ranch Horse, etc. projects.
for each 4-H Horse family:
4-H Horse Project Member Manual $9.50
Link to Order direct from WSUor call 1-800-724-1763
or use Order form in back of EM2778 4-H Projects & Publications. Large
PDF file Note - there is a lot of good informataion in this manual. However - for actual up-to-date show rules, go by the latest edition of the 4-H Horse Contest Guide.
Horse Contest Guide
REVISED October 2012
On-line- download only!
Lincoln & Adams enrolled 4-H horse project leaders and members, unable to download/print file can contact Karen at 659-3209 or robertk to request 1 copy per household.
State 4-H Policy - Revised July 2012
Horse Project Series
Up & Go, Head, Heart & Hooves, Stable
Riding the Range, Jumping
to New Heights, Horse
Helper’s Guide. (Note titles are "creative" - subject
matter covers ALL areas of horsemanship.)
4-H Horse Project Materials
WA 4-H Equine Additional Information
Horse Publications (Order/download Pubs.)
4-H 1313, Oregon 4-H Ranch Horse Manual PDF
4-H Supply (Top Left Key word search: Horse )
4-H Driving Manual
Lincoln-Adams Leaders of youth with an interest in harness/driving
can contact Karen at the Extension Office for a copy if you are unable to
download. This manual repalaces EM4881 Harness Driving Manual & Rules
Co. 4-H Horse Program Policy (PDF File)
Horse Supplies Check List PDF Word
Horse Dept Rules - Lincoln (PDF)
Horse Dept. Herdsmanship Guidelines - Lindoln PDF
Li-Adams 4-H Forms & Publications
|Lincoln County 4-H Horse Program Meeting Minutes
version) are available from the Extension Office. Contact Karen
at 659-3209 or robertk @ wsu.edu (remove
WA Ag Team - Horse Resources
Feedlease Agreement (PDF) Word
State 4-H Publications (EM2778)
State 4-H Dressage Manual
4-H Guide for Training Horses Available from National 4-H Supply
4-H Guide to Training
Author: Nathan Bowers &
Katie Bowers Reiff
Training a horse is one of the biggest challenges a 4-H'r (or any animal lover,
for that matter) can take on, and one of the most rewarding. This step-by-step
illustrated guide offers the first-time horse trainer straightforward instructions
for getting started with a foal, a yearling, or an older horse. With expert advice
on safety and equine care, the guide covers the basics of establishing trust
and authority, training with a bit, training to drive, training to allow riders,
achieving different gaits, reaching definite goals, and breaking an old horse
of bad habits. Whether you're a 4-H'er taking up the project of a lifetime, or
someone simply interested in training a horse, this book provides all the information
you need to get started—and to succeed.
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