HORSEMEN WITHOUT A HORSE DIVISION II Grades 5 & 6 - Horses and Horsemanship

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1 HORSEMEN WITHOUT A HORSE DIVISION II Grades 5 & 6 - Horses and Horsemanship Name: Club:

2 PURPOSE 1. Develop an appreciation of horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation. 2. Learn horsemanship and an understanding of the business of breeding, raising and training horses. 3. Increase knowledge of safety precautions to prevent injury to themselves, others, and their mounts. 4. Promote greater love for animals and humane attitude toward them. 5. To be better prepared for citizenship responsibilities through working in groups and supporting community horse projects and activities. PROJECT COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS NOTE: Members are encouraged to attend the 4-H Horse & Pony Club meetings, workshops, and special activities. A. Enroll in the Marshall County 4-H Program by the published deadline. B. Enroll in the Horsemen Without A Horse project by published deadlines. C. Complete three of the four activities listed below for your grade. Grade 5 1. Tack and Equipment 2. Foot Care 3. Horse Judging: What To Look For 4. Horse Judging: How To Judge Grade 6 5. Grooming and Preparation forthe Show 6. The Show Ring 7. Showmanship 8. Equitation D. Do at least TWO of the following (Circle the activities you choose to complete) 1. Give at least one demonstration (team or individual) at a club meeting, relating to one of the topics above. 2. Go on a tour of tack shop 3. Observe a farrier trim and shoe a horse. 4. Observe or participate in, a horse show that includes a Showmanship and/or an Equitation (Horsemanship) Class and write a short essay about your experience. 5. Participate in a 4-H/FFA Horse and Pony Judging Event. * Date Completed: Location: Leader Signature: * Date Completed: Location: Leader Signature: E. Exhibit at the fair: 1. Make a project poster (22" x 28"- Horizontal) with stiff backing, covered with a clear plastic,relating to one of the topics above. See the Marshall County 4-H Handbook regarding specific rules and guidelines for poster projects. 2. Your completed workbook, submitted with your poster. Completed workbook must be signed by the adult club leader.

3 I. TACK AND EQUIPMENT 1. What is tack? Bridles 1. What three parts compose a bridle? a. b. c. 2. Name and describe the FOUR types of bridles found in the Horses and Horsemanship resource manual. a. - b. - c. - d Complete the following sentence: Bits are used for 4. What are the SEVEN pressure points in a horses mouth? a. b. c. d. e. f. g. 5. What is the first piece of equipment that needs to be developed? 6. What is the bosal hackamore used for? 7. What is the Pelham bridle used for? 8. What is the most widely used bit? 9. How do you properly adjust the bridle to fit? Saddles 1. List four requirements a saddle must meet in order to be functional and safe. a. b. c. d.

4 2. What is a saddle tree and what is it s purpose? 3. List two of the four different types of saddles described in the Horses & Horsemanship resource manual. Attach a photo of each, name the saddle, the principle use of the saddle, and the advantages or purpose of each saddle. Saddle Type: Attach Photo Here Origin: Principle Use: Advantages/Purpose: Saddle Type: Attach Photo Here Origin: Principle Use: Advantages/Purpose: Care of Leather 1. What is the best place to store your leather tack and equipment? 2. What are two good products to use to get softness into leather? a. b. 3. Should you place leather near heat? 4. How can you add use and life to a leather article?

5 Parts of Saddles Fill in the names of the saddle parts on the diagrams below. (Refer to your Horses and Horsemanship Manual) Western Saddle English Saddle

6 II. CARE OF THE HORSES FEET 1. Why is foot care of a horse valuable? 2. Name the important points in the care of horse s feet. a. b. c. 3. What is the procedure for cleaning a horse s foot that has been shod, stabled, or used? a. b. c. d. e. 4. What is thrush? 5. How can you help prevent hooves from getting dry and brittle? 6. How fast does a healthy hoof grow: 7. What are the reasons for having shoes put on your horse? a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. 8. How often should a horse be shod? 9. What happens if you leave shoes on a horse too long without resetting?

7 10. Name and explain 5 common faults corrected by trimming? a. b. c. d. e. 11. What are 6 good hoof care hints? a. b. c. d. e. f. Parts of the Hoof Fill in the names of the hoof parts on the diagram below. (Refer to your Horses and Horsemanship Manual)

8 III. HORSE JUDGING: What To Look For 1. Judging horses is an art that must 2. A horse judge must: a. b. c. d. e. f. 3. Define Conformation: 4. Type a. What type of horses make up most of the 4-H projects and judging contests? b. Describe desirable type in a saddle horse c. What are desirable qualities of: Muscling Balance Smoothness Head Neck Shoulders Chest and Forelegs Back, Loin, and Croup Rear Quarters Feet and Pasterns 5. What do you call horses that do not fit this general description? 6. What is Quality? 7. What is Sex and Breed Character? 8. What is Action? 9. Define these common action defects : Cross-firing Dwelling_ Forging Interfering

9 Lameness Speedy cutting Stringhalt Trappy Winding or Rope-walking Winging Paddling Pointing Pounding Rolling Scalping 10. What is unsoundness? 11. What is a blemish? 12. Can unsoundness be inherited? 13. Can blemishes be inherited? 14. Correctly label the following conformation diagrams

10 IV. HORSE JUDGING: How To Judge 1. A good horse judge: 2. is the key success in giving reasons 3. Present your reasons and 4. Name the five views from which you should judge a horse. a. b. c. d. e. 5. Name and describe the four things that will determine the value of your reasons. a. b. c. d.

11 Marshall County 4-H HORSEMEN WITHOUT A HORSE YEAR: DIVISION: Name Grade Year in this project Address Town Zip Club Years in 4-H Date Project Started Date Project Completed 1. Tell about what activities you did to complete your project. Did you participate in any club or outside activities with horses? 2. Tell what you learned while your were working on this project. Tell what was learned from your manual and what was learned through 4-H Horse Club meetings and activities.

12 3. Time spent on project, cost, profit/loss, etc. 4. Why did you take this project? Will you take this project again next year? Why or why not? LEADER EVALUATION - (This section must be completed by the club leader only.) Briefly evaluate the progress and performance of this 4-H member. Did he/she meet the minimum requrements? 4-H Member Signature Date 4-H Club Leader Signature Date ** This page must be completed and then signed by the adult club leader for your project to be complete. **

13 V. GROOMING AND PREPARATION FOR THE SHOW 1. Why is good grooming essential? 2. Name and explain the three phases of a good fitting program a._ b._ c. 3. How often should a horse be groomed? 4. When preparing for a show, when should grooming start? 5. Name the SIX pieces of grooming equipment a good horseman will use. a. b. c. d. e. f. 6. How do you know when your horse is cooled out? 7. How often should you inspect and clean a horse s feet? 8. What is the purpose of grooming the body? 9. Where do you begin brushing on the mane and tail? 10. Is washing a good substitute for grooming every day to get your horse clean? 11. What does hand rubbing do for your horse? 12. What is the final touch before exhibiting your horse? 13. What parts of a horse being prepared for the show ring usually require trimming with clippers? a. b. c. d. e. 14. In your own words, explain why daily grooming is an important part of keeping a horse healthy.

14 VI. THE SHOW RING 1. What is the purpose of participating in a horse show? 2. What are the 4 C s of showing a horse? a. b. c. d. 3. Why is it important to choose a suitable horse for the type of performance the rider enjoys? 4. To be in top form, both horse and rider must be,, and 5. When gait or direction changes are called for, compliance should be 6. should be avoided when riding in group classes. 7. should prevail at all times. 8. Showing begins at and ends at. 9. Win or lose can always be made. 10. Choose two performance events that interest you. Write a short description of each event below and explain why it interests you.

15 VII. SHOWMANSHIP 1. What is the purpose of the horse in a showmanship class? 2. The ideal showmanship performance requires the exhibitor to be, and 3. The ideal showmanship performance requires the horse to be and and to 4. A showmanship pattern should be designed to 5. Describe the tack needed for the following classes. Western Showmanship Hunt Showmanship Saddle Seat Showmanship Draft Horse Showmanship _ 6. All exhibitors should be,,,, and 7. Tack should 8. A good showman always 9. What is a reasonable space to allow between your horse and other horses? 10. In your own words, explain it is a good practice to keep reasonable space between your horse and other horses?

16 VIII. EQUITATION 1. What is equitation? 2. What can the rider do to help the horse move easily? 3. Explain the proper procedure for mounting a horse. 4. Briefly explain the basic seat position 5. Explain why the basic seat position is important to controlling your horse 6. What are the most commonly used riding aids? 7. What are their importance? 8. Explain why your hands are important riding aids and how they should be used. 9. Explain proper mounting and dismounting for Stock Seat Equitation (Western Horsemanship) 10. Explain proper mounting and dismounting for Hunt Seat Equitation 11. Explain proper mounting and dismounting for Saddle Seat Equitation

17 12. Your body should always appear, and Attach a photograph of each of the three different types of equitation described in your resource manual below and explain the appropriate attire worn for the event, the appropriate tack used while performing and the most common breeds/types of horses or ponies used for the event. Stock Seat Equitation (Western Horsemanship): Attach Photo Here Description of attire: Description of tack: Breeds/Types of Horse/Ponies most suited for discipline: Huntseat Equitation: Attach Photo Here Description of attire: Description of tack: Breeds/Types of Horse/Ponies most suited for discipline:

18 Saddle Seat Equitationt: Attach Photo Here Description of attire: Description of tack: Breeds/Types of Horse/Ponies most suited for discipline: VII. MY 4-H HORSEMANSHIP STORY Explain why you took this project, what you learned, and how the project was worthwhile to you.

19 Marshall County 4-H HORSEMEN WITHOUT A HORSE YEAR: DIVISION: Name Grade Year in this project Address Town Zip Club Years in 4-H Date Project Started Date Project Completed 1. Tell about what activities you did to complete your project. Did you participate in any club or outside activities with horses? 2. Tell what you learned while your were working on this project. Tell what was learned from your manual and what was learned through 4-H Horse Club meetings and activities.

20 3. Time spent on project, cost, profit/loss, etc. 4. Why did you take this project? Will you take this project again next year? Why or why not? LEADER EVALUATION - (This section must be completed by the club leader only.) Briefly evaluate the progress and performance of this 4-H member. Did he/she meet the minimum requrements? 4-H Member Signature Date 4-H Club Leader Signature Date

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