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  1. Horse Showmanship
    I was going to do a showmanship class for 4H this year, but when practicing some of the routines, my pony always breaks the trot going around corners if I don't give her enough encouragement. I click and use a dressage whip to keep her going, but she just stops and holds her head up in an "I...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    A little background: My 13 year old daughter (5'7", 130lbs) suffered from a spinal stroke about a year and a half ago. She wasn't supposed to walk again but through intense therapy she has regained most of her abilities however she does still suffer from extreme weakness in her glutes and...
  3. Western Riding
    Okay, so I doubt this is going to work...but here we go. In April I plan on taking Rowdy to Area E in Florida, for the 4-H show, and I have a few questions that my group leader hasn't been able to answer. 1. I ride with a tom-thumb dog bone snaffle bit, but I don't know if dog bone bits are...
  4. Horse Training
    I am leasing a horse for 4-H and will be showing in western horsemansip...I have a problem though...he needs to know how to sidepass (Which he doesn't) and I'm seriously doubting my abilities as far as teaching him to sidepass goes. He needs to know how to sidepass by July and I don't have the...
  5. New to Horses
    This will be my 2nd year competing in 4-h at the fair. Last year I just showed one horse, but this year I am showing a different horse and I have a training horse also. 1) My main horse- Name: Sassy, Reg. Name: Thrill Ride, she is more of a 'sassy' horse with an attitude but a big heart. I...
  6. Horse Talk
    Well, the title is a bit confusing, but what I am saying is "What items do you keep handy when doing 4-H?" Also, what tips do you have to make everything run smoothly?
  7. Horse Conformation Critique
    hey! i was wondering which horse would make a better halter horse for the county 4-H. these are just some pictures,. they arent professional, but you get a pretty good idea! but could you just give me your opinion and pros and cons of each horse?. thanks:D arizona (mare) 18 yrs old western...
  8. Horse Talk
    hey! i was planning on showing my horse in halter for the first time this year. and i have 2 horses...which one would do better in show? could you please tell me the pros and cons of each horse. thanks! arizona (mare) 18 yrs old 14.3 hands Quarter horse 001.jpg picture by...
  9. Official Horse Forum Photography Competition
    Hi, i have a big 16.3 hand sorrel quarter horse and i'm entering a costume class at the fair this year, i was thinking about batman and robin, or a tiger and a zoo keeper? I really need help we have less then a month to put together a costume! Any ideas? and if i were to go with the tiger how...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hi! I'm trying to come up with a topic for my 4-H educational poster. These hang in the barns and are up for the public. I need ideas for what to do mine on? Any idea is a good one :] In the past i've done -Parts of the horse -parts of the english saddle -horse colors -western hand positions...
  11. Horse Showmanship
    Our county fair is coming up soon and I have a few questions about showmanship... last time I placed second to last :-x... so I'm trying to do everything right this year :D Question 1• I was wondering what I should wear... last time I competed I wore a western shirt tucked into a pair of...
  12. Horse Grooming
    I live in Washington, and I was wondering if anyone knows the 4-H grooming standards for Appaloosas? I know they need to have clear hoof polish. But does their mane need to be left natural/ long or should be banded? Any other grooming standards I should know about? :DThanks:D
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