Resources for Horses

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Cloverbud Curriculum, A Horse of a Different Color! Jul 15, 2021 380-104 (4H-561P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Knocking Off the Dirt!
Horses, just like people, need to stay clean in order to not only look good but also stay healthy. Grooming not only gets the horse clean; it also relaxes them and allows you to look for injuries, parasites, or skin conditions.
Jul 15, 2021 380-106 (4H-564P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Do You Have Horse Sense!
Horses do not speak in words, but they still communicate. They use body language. Understanding horse “language” is important when it comes to safely handling horses. There are several ways horses position their bodies in order to talk to each other.
Jul 15, 2021 380-107 (4H-560P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Horses Wear Clothes, Too!
Just as different people do different jobs, so do different horses perform different tasks. In order to do their jobs well, they need to have the right tack or equipment.
Jul 15, 2021 380-108 (4H-563P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Puzzling Horse Parts!
So many activities and interactions with horses require you to know what the parts of the horse are, where they’re located, and how they function. It’s also important to use the correct terminology when speaking with others about horses. For example, telling the vet that a horse has a wound on the withers is more specific than just saying on the back.
Jul 15, 2021 380-109(4H-565P)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Equine Release, Waiver, and Indemnification Statement Oct 7, 2020 388-035 (4H-902NP)
Basic Information Agents need to know about Virginia’s 4-H Horse Program Jul 20, 2016 4H-307NP (APSC-125NP)
General Horse Information Agents Need To Know Apr 20, 2020 4H-308 (4H-887NP)
4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1
This project book is intended for use by enrolled members of the 4-H program. 4-H members interested in completing this book do not need to own or ride horses. Members who have horses may also participate in this project. 4-H members should be active members of a 4-H club and complete this project under the supervision of an adult volunteer leader. 4-H members of all ages may complete this project book. This project is intended to be completed in one year. However, there is no time limit on completion. 4-H members may repeat this book as many times as desired. Members are encouraged to complete one Horse Judging Project Record Book for each year that they are actively participating in horse judging. 4-H members must complete Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1 before they begin work in this book.
Jan 21, 2021 4H-316NP (4H-568P)
4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 2
This project book will be used to further the education of 4-H members who are interested in horse judging and have already completed the 4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1.
Jan 21, 2021 4H-317NP (4H-569P)
Virginia 4-H State Horse Program
An educational organization for youth, ages 5-19, for those who love horses. Horse ownership not required!
Mar 2, 2016 4H-570NP
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Measurement Card Mar 23, 2020 406-050 (4H -881NP)
VIRGINIA 4-H HORSE PROJECT: PROGRESSIVE RIDING SERIES UNIT 1 Basic Horsemanship
Members should also enroll in the Horse Management project and keep an accurate and up-to-date management record. Participate in the riding series is strictly on an elective basis. The riding projects should be closely supervised by a horse project leader. Numerous standard references may be used for completing the diagrams, questions, etc. Members should have the basic equipment for riding and the use of a suitable riding animal.
Feb 19, 2016 406-053 (4H-559P)
Horseless Horse Project Unit 3 Jan 13, 2022 406-093
Horseless Horse Project Unit 4 Jan 13, 2022 406-094
Progressive Riding Series Unit 2 - Novice Jan 13, 2022 406-097
Progressive Riding Series Unit 3 - Horseman Jan 13, 2022 406-098
Progressive Riding Series Unit 4 - Horsemaster Jan 10, 2022 406-099
Self-Determined Horse Project Jul 15, 2021 406-107 (4H-567P)
Horseless Horse Project Unit 1 - Introduction to the Horse Jan 13, 2022 406-120
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Senior Record Book Dec 19, 2018 406-123 (4H-837P)
4-H Project Horse Eligibility/Declaration Jan 21, 2021 406-125 (4H-583NP)
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Dec 17, 2018 442-305 (BSE-241P)
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage Jan 17, 2019 442-307 (BSE-243P)
To Clear or Not To Clear -- That Is the Question
The economic and ecological considerations of clear cutting wooded acreage.
Mar 2, 2022 465-340 (CNRE-139P)
Taste of Farming: Horse Management 101 Apr 1, 2022 ALCE-296-8
Equine Evacuation Sites during Emergencies Oct 25, 2018 ANR-228NP (APSC-150NP)
Eldon Farm's Graze 300 VA System Dec 4, 2017 ANR-290NP
Fall Panicum Toxicity In Horses
Fall Panicum is a common annual warm season grass that can be hepatotoxic (cause liver disease) in horses under certain growing conditions. Toxicity in horses was documented in Virginia in 2004 when fourteen horses were diagnosed with liver disease as a result of consuming Fall Panicum hay. Currently, there have been several cases of suspected toxicity in horses grazing Fall Panicum in Northern Virginia pastures since late summer 2015. The trigger that causes toxicity and the amount of grass required to cause illness are not well understood, thus proper identification and treatment are essential for recovery.
Oct 14, 2020 APSC-116NP
Equine Care During Covid-19 Apr 7, 2020 APSC-168NP
Managing the Asian Longhorned Tick: Checklist of Best Tick Management Practices for Horse Owners Mar 25, 2020 ENTO-348NP
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal Jun 5, 2019 SPES-138NP
On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers Jun 3, 2019 SPES-139NP
Strategies for Managing Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue – A Whole-Farm Approach Nov 26, 2019 SPES-163P
Stockpile Grazing in Autumn Jun 20, 2018 SPES-29P
Using Grazing Charts Jun 20, 2018 SPES-30P
Stockpile Grazing with Horses Jun 20, 2018 SPES-31P
Benefits of a Dry Lot for Horses Jun 21, 2018 SPES-32P
Using a Grazing Muzzle Jun 21, 2018 SPES-33P
Grazing Through Snow Jun 21, 2018 SPES-34P