SUNY Cobleskill faculty and students in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Schoharie-Otsego & Fulton-Montgomery welcome 4-H youth from across New York State to join us for a fun filled educational day that is intended to broaden the 4-H youths knowledge within the horse project and provide more insight into Hippology.
Youth will be participating in the following:
Cloverbuds – These youth will be in a separate group for the short sessions portion of the day. They will cover topics including: Grooming, breeds, parts of the horse, basic nutrition, safety, behavior, and more. A craft will also be included in this tract. Supplies will be provided.
Youth Ages 8-19 years old – These youth will be separated into groups based on the NYS 4-H Hippology contest rules. The complexity of the short sessions portion of the day will depend on the level. Topics to be covered are: Horse Judging, Show Etiquette, Equine Anatomy, Breed Identification and Genetics.
Large Session (All ages combined) – This half of the day will be spent in mixed groups of all ages. The focus in these sessions will be riding demonstrations and equine careers. There will be leadership opportunities for the older youth given the mixed ages of the groups.
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