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Horse & Pony

October 15, 2019


The 4-H Horse and Pony Project provide youth with valuable information about properly caring for their animals. Meetings and activities (such as workshops, horse bowl, & Hippology) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both horse & pony subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.


4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Sheep, Rabbit and Swine in the 4HOnline system by the species deadline or earlier county deadline if applicable* to be eligible for exhibition.  Login to your family profile at  https://in.4honline.com for Animal Identification Instructions.


Grooming assistance rule for all species:

 4-H members may receive clipping and grooming assistance for all species, on show day, only from the following:

  1. Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
  2. A current Indiana 4-H member
    • Indiana 4-H member's name and enrollment of county must be turned into the Extension Office by June 1st.
  3. An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.

4-H Horse & Pony Forms & Record Sheets 

Horse & Pony Helmet Policy:

All 4-H members are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard F1163 (or above) certified helmet whenever mounted, or driving, at a 4-H horse and pony event, show, or activity. The 4-H member is responsible to see that this specified headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness fastened in place whenever mounted. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets.

This policy was placed in effect during the 2003 4-H program year and applies to all county, area, and state 4-H horse and pony events, shows, and activities. 

Adults riding horses are also at risk of head injury; therefore, adults are also strongly encouraged to wear properly fitted, certified helmets when they are riding at any   4-H sponsored activity/event so that they will serve as role models of safe behavior, as well as protect themselves.

  Concussion Safety in Sports

Helmet Ordering Information:

Helmets may be ordered from a variety of sources. Discounts are typically associated with
International Helmet Awareness Day. Visit www.Riders4helmets.com to learn more about
potential discounts, helmet guidelines, and riding safety information


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