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post #1 of 8 Old 05-19-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Demonstration, Ideas?

So, for school, we have to give how-to demonstrations. I've convinced my teacher to let me bring a horse in for mine , and am in need of ideas for what to demonstrate! So far, I've thought of giving a horse an injection, and grooming a horse. My teacher said he's okay with either, but after thinking about it, I don't really want kids passing out in the middle of class . So, I can go with the boring bare essentials of grooming a horse, or something more innovative you guys can think up! I get extra credit if the idea is unique and my classmates can participate.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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Braiding, tacking, measuring, figuring weight with a tape
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Thanks, CM! I think braiding would be too involved, and weight/height measuring not enough. I like the idea about tacking up, though.
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If you demonstrate tacking him up, someone is going to want to ride him. I don't think you want to give pony rides to all your classmates.
I find that people who are not familiar with horses tend to be fascinated with seeing their hooves being cleaned out. I will assume since you are bringing your horse around newbies that he has excellent ground manners. So that is something you can have a lot of people try, picking up your horse's front foot, and using a hoof pick/brush.
You can also bring in photos off the internet of the consequences of improper/nonexistant hoof care, bring in different sized horseshoes (can hold up to horse's hoof to compare size/shape/which ones would or would not fit), and general info about keeping hooves healthy.

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I like the idea of tacking up...but that's because that's what I did for one of my projects for a class this semester. It was my first film project way back in January and we had to do a demonstration for something, but since we were using film instead of digital, there was no sound. I tacked up Abby (while all bundled up in a coat in mittens in an unheated arena in January in North Dakota. Cold.). It ended up looking really cool and my teacher really liked it. I wish I could post it on the HF just for fun, but it's on film and I have no idea how to convert it. Haha.

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Thanks for the ideas! I think I'll be bringing Lenox and Latte. They both have excellent ground manners, but Lenox doesn't pick up her feet herself; you have to literally grab her feathering and pull her big foot up yourself. People have such different ways of training .

If I do do the tacking up, there will be no riding....that I'll make sure of haha!
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 12:23 PM
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If your horses do some tricks, that would be fun to have them bow and such. You should have people come up and try to pick a foot up, see if they can do it. I hate when people think that horses automaticly do everything. lol A little evil but it would be entertaining

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^Hah! Latte and Frappe (the mini foals) actually do bow and lay down, but I only get the extra credit if everyone can try and succeed in doing it.
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