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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Horse and Pony

May 4, 2021

The 4-H Horse and Pony Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general management, training, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as horse bowl, Hippology and judging, and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Horse and Pony Project.


Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".


Helpful Information

Videos from the January Horse Health Workshops are now available on the Purdue Horse Extension YouTube Channel. The available videos are:


Important Project Dates: 

 May 15, 2021                   Deadline to enroll horses and ponies online through the

 May 15,2021                    Deadline to turn in Lease Forms and Livestock Location Forms to the Extension Office 

 Open May , 2021             There are various deadlines with various fees based on when you enroll your animals through the Indiana State Fair Entry system. State Fair                                           Entry website: click here




2021 Horse and Pony Enrollment Documents

Horse & Pony Cover Letter

Horse and Pony Enrollment Instructions for 4HOnline

Livestock Location Approval Form

Horse and Pony Lease Agreement- UPDATED IN 2020

2020 Indiana Horse & Pony Handbook

2021 Horse & Pony Vaccination Form



Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:

Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Website

Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony on Twitter

Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony on Facebook

Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony on iTunes

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster


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