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4-H and Kids

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        05-24-2008, 04:34 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I'm currently in 4H and we switch things up each time.
    If your focus is western, maybe try having a gymkhana day.

    Set up two sets of poles, let all the kids go through them timed (if they're super beginning, even walking them will be fun. Some kids may jog, and your more advanced students may lope).
    Keep a score board, and have simple prizes - cheap lead ropes, hoof picks, etc.
    You can make a day of it - barrels, poles, flag picking, keyhole :)
         
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        05-28-2008, 07:58 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Well I have never been in 4-H but you could have show them how to adjust their stirrups when your in the saddle.. this helps them on balance.

    Othere than that, you could teach them how to tie a noose knot..... never know when that will come in handy lol...
         
        05-30-2008, 01:26 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I would set up an obstical coarse in the arena that horses normally spook at. See the post in training bomb proofing going on right now.

    There are some good examples on www.youtube.com

    Like setting up cones with ballons, plastic bags, drag a post, when every you think the kids and horses can handle at their level.

    I think that would help the kids and horses when they go to the fair and come accross all the fans cheering in the stands with fans, umbrellas, kids with balloons, bells, whistles, horns blowing, keeping the kids safe.

    I would start out very slowly. Then have them ride through
         
        06-16-2008, 07:54 PM
      #14
    Foal
    4 H

    Their are so many things you can do. Games with the horses is fun like leading them through a obsticle course
         

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