- ALL completed manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4‑H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4‑H Club Member's Record Book.”
- If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this Insight book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
Division 1 (Grade 3-5)
Make a 22" x 28" poster on one of the following topics:
- Six (minimum) different breeds of horses with brief description of each.
- Identify and label the parts of a horse.
- Name and show horse colors (minimum 6).
- Name and explain use of brushes and grooming tools.
Division 2 (Grade 6-8)
Choose one of the following topics:
- Visit a horse stable and make a report about your visit. Take 10 photos of horses and horse related activities and use them to tell your story on a 22" x 28" poster.
- Buy a model of a horse. Select a breed and/or color of a horse. Paint model if needed. Research the breed and/or color and write areport. Display both model and report at the fair.
- Prepare a 22" x 28" poster on horse tack (Western or English). Include both saddle and bridle showing all parts. Include a written paper on buying, care, cleaning and different types and makes of saddles.
Division 3 (Grade 9-12)
Make a 22" x 28" poster on one of the following topics.
Select a different project each year.
- Title - "Day At A Horse Show"
a. Attend a horse show
b. Take 10 pictures of various events
c. Label pictures giving brief description including date and location
- Arrange with horse owner for a visit to a horse stable to:
a. Feed and water horse
b. Groom horse
c. Clean stall
d. Re-bed stall
e. Lead a horse
- Report on amount of feed (grain, hay, etc.) cost of horse bedding, vaccinations, worming, tack costs, shoeing and trimming, using charts, diagrams, graphs, etc.
- Prepare a poster with the muscle structure and parts of a horse identified and correctly labeled.