Originally Posted by mooney
When I was in 4-h you just weren't allowed professional help in your projects. Like you have to shave your own animals, train them to square up, bath them that type of stuff. If someone in 4-h lets you ride their horse in a show, that might attachly get them in trouble, if your considered a "professional" because they are suppose to do the work.
Actually my area 4Hers are allowed to ride other 4Hers horses, so are their parents. Those rules just get ran over a bit when one of your parents would by AQHA standards be a professional. My mom rides and trains on my horses (rarely), she gets paid to ride other peoples horses and has given lessons. But because she's my parent it's not against the 4H rules. But all this is only after a certain date, before that date you can have anyone on your horse.
And the horse I rode before wasn't even being shown in 4H.