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        01-05-2009, 02:27 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    I've only been in 4h for one year, but I've gone for more than 6 years with my cousin (camping there for the week with her horses & helping).
    I hated it. I was one of the only 4Hers who didn't own a peanut roller, so it made jumping clinics kinda interesting.
    Nobody helped me with anything, even when I made a point to ask repeatedly, finally I just had to talk to my younger cousin a lot for tips.
    I didn't win anything, but I didn't expect to. Athena was very green at the time, and I only took her through three classes. It was tiring because I only ride english with Athena, and there's only one english day here because there's not many people who ride english. It was like 90 degrees, so I took her through the two jumping classes, and called it quits.
    She's very good, but the crowd is always big with jumping classes and Athena was afraid of the grand stands and kept refusing the jumps next to it, so no ribbon for us.

    That was almost 4 years ago though, I plan on taking her again this year, and kick some butt in jumping AND speed events. 8)
         
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        01-05-2009, 09:19 AM
      #12
    Started
    I was in 4-H for 13 years... Besides horses I also had livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks) and then many non-livestock displays. In MN you can not go till state till you are atleast grade 6 and I made it 7 years with my horses and once with a horse related display along with showing goats, sheep, and cattle at the state fair. I loved the state horse show. Our county though was pretty stuck up which could make it a little tough... But I made through it. Im to old for 4-H now but my horse is still used in the program and Grace made it to state last year... she didnt place but still had tons of fun and if she gets a chance she would do it again.

    I think 4-H is what you put into it... if you get involved with the youth leadership things, projects, clubs, etc... you will probably enjoy yourself more. Some people arent the easiest to get a long with but if you can get passed it you will enjoy yourself much more.

    I was able to get a few scholarships also through 4-H so that was also a bonus.
         
        01-05-2009, 10:31 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    I was in 4H for about 11 years all together. I started as a pre-clubber and ended as the club pres. We did all sorts of vet days and judging days and we took part in many different clinics. I rode both english and western and did a little bit of jumping but not alot. 4H tought me alot! We did public speaking once a year and demo's which were always fun. I was the reporter for the club at one time so I was was putting storys in the local paper and at one point I was also the club accountant. So I took care of all of our money and every club meeting I had to do a report showing the club were our money was going. I miss 4H and it was a good time in my life. I met alot of great people! I ended up leaving 4H to start competing in cutting and high school rodeo when I was 16. I was paying for it all so I couldnt afford to to it all...but I miss it! I highly recoment parents putting there children into 4H!!
         
        01-05-2009, 06:04 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I'm in 4-H and my school just got an FFA chapter, but I don't have time in my schedule to take an FFA class and it conflicts with FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). I'm also not thrilled about having to work with a team of people from another school.
         
        01-05-2009, 07:28 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mlkarel2010    
    I'm also not thrilled about having to work with a team of people from another school.
    Working with another school? Is this just because you are just starting I'm assuming?
         
        01-05-2009, 07:46 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Yeah, we don't have enough people or a teacher so they do distance learning with a near by school and the two chapters work together. Or they are the same, I'm not sure
         
        01-05-2009, 07:54 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I did 4-H and I loved it... I guess i'm "too old" to participate but I could be an assitant team leader... hmmm... but I also did a horse judging team. But my heart is in gymkana. That is the best! We also did trail and pleasure but didn't place as well...
         
        01-06-2009, 07:44 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mlkarel2010    
    yeah, we don't have enough people or a teacher so they do distance learning with a near by school and the two chapters work together. Or they are the same, I'm not sure
    Oh ok, that's what I figured you meant.

    I highly recommend that you go on as many FFA trips as you can.. Those are what are the funnest part about FFA, in my opinion. Other than the horse judging trips, our chapter goes to the National Western Stock Show every January, the State Convention, and then National Convention every other year. Though I haven't been to National Convention, everything else I've gone to and had a blast at. :)
         
        01-06-2009, 07:47 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I'm in 4-h and FFa along with the Junior Mounted Division....it's tons of FUN
         

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