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2nd Annual WSU Horse Course
September 27, 2014
The 2014 Horse Course will take place in Bustad Hall and the Animal Disease and Biotechnical Facility (ADBF) at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Signs will be posted on the day of the event to direct to the correct location.
To accommodate more participants and to increase the breadth of information presented, we have expanded Horse Course to two sessions! The sessions will occur simultaneously, so please review the topics for each session and choose one to register for. The Core Course is designed for first-time Horse Course attendees, presenting foundational information that we believe is essential for all ages and levels of equestrians. The Rotating Course is designed for returning participants, and will feature different topics every year. Feel free to choose whichever course you wish; age, experience level, or number of times you've attended Horse Course do not matter. It's all up to personal preference!
Klickitat County Offers 4-H Adult Horse Camp
4-H Adult Horse Camp will be held September 26-28, at the Klickitat County Fairgrounds in Goldendale, WA. There is still time to register. Adult participants will learn about horsemanship, develop skills to use with 4-H youth, and have a good time with their horse and greet friends both old and new. Registration includes all meals from Thursday night through breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
A variety of discipline choices are available. Registration is $275 (for six 2-hour classes) plus $30 for each stall needed. You must provide your own shavings. Do not bring straw.
Want more? Add another class for an additional $60 for all three days. Offered again this year as an option is three (3) days of trail riding in the Simcoe Mountains.
All participants will need to complete a registration and health form. Forms are available at http://klickitat.wsu.edu/. For more information contact Nancy Beyerlin at 509-773-4746 or 509-250-1344; or call Martha Parsons at 509-637-4016.
Lincoln-Adams Horse ID Forms and Commitment Forms and Risk Forms should be turned in with your 4-H Enrollment Forms
2014-2015 Forms will be available soon from your 4-H Leader of the Extension Office:
Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Form
Assumption of Risk Form (Back of Commitment Form)
Spokane County 4-H Horse Project
Competitive Trail Ride
Saturday October 4th 2014
Sponsored by Spokane County 4-H Horse Project Committee
Open to Lincoln & Adams youth enrolled in the 4-H Horse project.
FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY!
Registration fee is $40.00 prior to September 24th.
Late fee is $10.00 after September 24th.
Entries will be accepted the day of the ride, but only for Spokane County 4-Her’s the cost will be $50.
No refunds after October 1st.
The Horse Program Meetings have are being held via Conference Call
Contact Bridget Rohner or Robin Nachtigal to be included on the announcement for the next meeting and for the call phone number and instructions.
"See" you there!
Robin Nachtigal (509) 725-0013
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
reduces stress in youth
New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress -- and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.
Pokey, a big, loveable Quarter horse gelding, is one of the equines in the PATH program.
“We were coming at this from a prevention perspective” said Patricia Pendry, a developmental psychologist at WSU who studies how stress “gets under the skin” and its relationship to human development and prevention programs. “We are especially interested in optimizing healthy stress hormone production in young adolescents, because we know from other research that healthy stress hormone patterns can protect against the development of physical and mental health problems.” READ MORE HERE
Spokane Co. 4-H Horse Program Events
These events are open to Lincoln and Adams Co. 4-Hers.
4-H Working Ranch Horse Program
in Spokane Co. is also open to currently enrolled 4-H Horse Project Members in Lincoln and Adams counties. (So, if interested, make sure you are enrolled and your horse ID forms are in for 2014!)
Final WRH Event for the year
25-28 Dusty Roller's WRH Camp, Kahlotus WA
CLICK here for Link to the Newsletter from WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Look on the bottom right of page for archived issues
eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. Visit eXtension’s HorseQuest section www.extension.org/horses for web casts, videos, articles and links to resources. You can also subscribe to an “e-Tips” electronic newsletter for horse owners and enthusiasts, featuring a Question of the Month, Photo of the Month, monthly e-Tips on nutrition, grooming, feeding, as well as information on new equine-related learning lessons.
Links to Past Webcasts are available:
for Equine Laminitis
· Feeding Management in a Time of Rising Feed Prices
· Conformation and Selection of Horses
· Horse Manure: A Renewable Resource · Pasture Management
· Selecting the Right Youth Horse · Equine Genetics 101
· Environmentally Friendly Horse Management
· The Foaling Mare · Equine Stress · Poisonous Plants
· Top Ten Tips for Coaching Youth Riders · Weaning a Foal
· The Unwanted Horse · Vaccinating Your Horse
· Reducing Risks on the Horse Farm · Broodmare Nutrition
· Conditioning Your Horse for the Show Season · Hay Selection
My Horse University is a national online program based at Michigan State University in partnership with the Equine Network and eXtension’s HorseQuest. To learn more visit www.myhorseuniversity.com. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (517)353-3123.
Minutes October 2013
Older Minutes archived. Avaialable on request from the Extension Office.
|Summer Sizzler Chair||Robin Nachtigal|
|Equine State Fair Entries||Justine Winn|
|Li. Co. Horse Program Records & Forms Chair -
Extension Office will forward Horse ID & Commitment forms to Records Chair in April.
|-||Oct. 1||New 4-H Year starts|
|Club & member enrollments and horse ID forms due to the Extension Office|
|Working Ranch Horse Education Day, - Spokane - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Registration|
|Li Co. 4-H Horse Program Mtg (Conf. Call)|
|4-H Working Ranch Horse Checkoff #3, Spokane - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration (Due 1-4-14)|
|-||Feb 8||4-H Hippology Contest #2, Spokane
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|-||Feb 22||Beginning Horsemanship Clinic, Spokane|
|-||March 3||Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Via Conference Call
|Spokane 4-H Tack Swap Consignment Day
Spokane 4-H Tack Swap
|-||March 26||Working Ranch Horse Field Trip,
WA Cattlemen Bull Sale, Eltopia, WA
|-||March 29||Working Ranch Horse Recognition Night, Spokane|
|-||April 1||Final deadline for Horse Project Enrollment and Horse ID form submission to be eligible for 4-H competition.|
|-||April 5||Working Ranch Horse Horsemanship #1,
Busy Bee Ranch
|-||April 7||Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting|
|-||April 12-13||Odessa Old Time Farm Days - Draft Horse & Mule Plowing|
|-||April 27||4-H Horse Jumping Pre-Qualifier, Busy Bee Ranch|
|-||April 28||Working Ranch Horse Committee - Spokane Co.|
|-||May 2||Horsemanship # 2, Spokane County Fairgrounds|
|-||May 16||4-H Horse Jumping Pre-Qualifier,
Spokane I. Fair G.
|-||May 16-18||4-H Spring Clinic, Spokane|
Beginning Horsemanship #2, Spokane I. Fair G. Registration due May 5th
|Clinic - Mock Show - Gaming - Spokane
Clinic - Mock Show - Performance - Spokane
Entries due May 12th
|-||May 18||Working Ranch Horse Horsemanship #2
Spokane County Fairgrounds
|-||May 19||Horsemanship #2, Spokane Co Fairgrounds|
|-||June 9||Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Via Conference Call
|-||June 20-22||Open-Horsemanship Clinic* - Ritzville Rodeo Arena|
|-||June 21||Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show, Davenport, WA|
|-||June 24-29||Happy Trails Horse Camp - Spokane Co.|
|-||June 26-29||Tara Johnson Clinic (Open)* - Ritzville|
|-||July 18 - 21||4-H South Horse Camp - Spokane Fairgrounds|
|-||July 25-27||Working Ranch Horse Teen Camp|
|-||Aug. 7-10||Working Ranch Horse Camp|
|-||Aug. 21-23||Lincoln County Fair|
|-||Aug 25||Working Ranch Horse Committee - Spokane Co.|
|-||Aug. 28-31||Wheat Land Communities Fair|
|-||Sept. 25-28||Dusty Roller's WRH Camp, Kahlotus, WA|
|-||Oct. 4||4-H Competitive Trailride - Spokane|
|Lincoln-Adams & Other 4-H Calendars|
|Lincoln-Adams WA Horse Project FORMS|
Li-Adams 4-H Horse Program "Horse ID Sheet"
ID Form: PDF Word
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
Were Due April 1, 2014 to:
Assumption of Risk Form PDF
OR use Risk Form on other side of Commitment Form
A longer Participant Health form which may be required for some events (camps/overnights) is available from the Extension Office.
Leaders should keep completed forms in a secure traveling file to take to events.
Phone # or Address for a 4-H Program Contact?
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