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Hopeful Horseman (County ONLY)

November 13, 2019


 Project Rules:

  1. 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.”
  2. 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:

  1. Six (minimum) different breeds of horses with brief description of each.
  2. Identify and label the parts of a horse.
  3. Name and show horse colors (minimum 6).
  4. Name and explain use of brushes and grooming tools.


     Division 2 (Grade 6-8)

     Choose one of the following topics:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Report on amount of feed (grain, hay, etc.) cost of horse bedding, vaccinations, worming, tack costs, shoeing and trimming, using charts, diagrams, graphs, etc.
  4. Prepare a poster with the muscle structure and parts of a horse identified and correctly labeled.




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