4-H Motto “To Make The Best Better” *Information to complete the Horse Project Book is located in the Horse & Horsemanship and Horse Science books that are available at the MSU Extension Office.
Immunization information can be found at the Kent County Horse Leader’s website - http://www.kentcountyhorseleaders.com “Immunization and Coggin’s Guidelines”.
Questions should be directed to your Club Leader who may request clarification from the Project Book Committee.
Please do not use page protects on these pages. Page protectors can be used on photo pages and extra credit reports. Please keep pages in numerical order. Please do not use a binder larger than 1” unless the additional reports
Name one skill you’re improving on with your horse (mounted or dismounted).
List seminars, clinics, demonstrations, meeting presentations, educational books, articles, training DVDs, etc.
Event/Topic (YouTube, Magazine, ie)
Topic/Title: What did you learn?
Topic/Title: What did you learn?
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
What equipment or supplies did you purchase or borrow for your horse this year?
I am a horseless member
Who purchased the item or from whom did you borrow it?
TACK – BITS (Fill in the blank)
Bits are used for (1) and (2) through different (3) points.
What are the seven (7) pressure points:
Bits rest on the part of the mouth called (1) , which is an area between the (2) and (3) teeth.
A good set of (1) hands is the first piece of equipment that needs to be (2) .
What are the four (4) parts of a bit:
What are four (4) factors that contribute to the severity of a bit:
Snaffle bits are, by definition, (1) action bits with the reins attached directly to the mouthpiece.
What three (3) pressure points are affected by a snaffle bit?
Curb bits operate on a (1) principle. It has a functional curb (2) or (3) adjusted to fit in the (4) groove area on the underside of the lower jaw, and reins attach to the shanks.
What five (5) pressure points are affected by a curb bit?
A Tom Thumb bit is often referred to as a snaffle, but it is actually a (1) curb and not a snaffle. When a jointed mouthpiece is attached to (2) shanks and a (3) strap, it creates a considerably more (4) bit than a simple D-Ring or eggbutt snaffle. With the curb strap attached, pressure on the shanks of the bit can pull the (5) mouthpiece into a (6) action on the (7) .
As a 4H Member, I verify that I have read the requirements and instructions for completion of this Project Book and I understand that I must score 70% or higher in the requirements to complete the project and compete for awards. By signing, I agree with and understand the requirements of this project.
By signing my name as leader of the club I verify that this member:
Is in good standing with the club
Has read and understands the Requirements and knows a score of 70% or higher is required to compete for awards.
Has read and understands the instructions for completing the project book
Completed this project book in the current year to the best of the member’s ability.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Please place the documents directly behind this page and in this order. Failure to include these documents will exclude the member from receiving an Honorable Mention or Outstanding Ribbon IMMUNIZATIONS COGGIN’S TESTKEEP SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
This includes Riding Pattern and Dismounted Abilities
You will need it for next year’s book unless you move to a new level.
general information and instructions Properly kept records are a vital part of horse ownership. Records give a clear picture of what you have invested in the project. Records also provide you with accurate facts about your horse project. Because your horse is intended to be your year-long project, the Project Book should begin September 1st. However, there are exceptions, such as a change in horse or obtaining a horse later in the project year. You are responsible for writing an explanation for the judge.
All signatures are required. The parent signature may be waived if the 4H member is 18 years of age or older.
A score of 70% or higher with all pages complete is required to compete at the Kent County Youth Fair for awards, trophies or ribbons.
The book may be decorated or enhanced as long as all pages are included and kept in order. Additional pages, photos and memories must be at the end of the project book.
Do not include pages from previous years unless they are part of a story or report you are including. "Previous Year" is defined as information prior to the Project Book deadline date of last year. (You may use last year's pictures and show records from fair.)
The Horse Project Book must be bound in some fashion. No loose pages please.
Clearly label reports and stories. Reports and stories must include the date authored.
You must use the project book for the current calendar year.
BONUS options include: Community Service Project Report, In-Depth Story or Report, additional Photographs, Exceptional Organization and Creativity, Additional Education experiences. You can earn up to 45 Extra Points.
Exhibitor # is the first letter of the member’s last name with the last 4 digits of social security number.
4H age is the member’s age as of January 1st of the current 4H year.
Years in horse project do not include years as an Explorer but does include the current year.
If you have questions that are not covered, please consult with your leader. Your leader may direct their questions to the Project Book Committee.
The Equestrian PROJECT Book SCORE CARD
**JUDGE MUST CONTACT 4H LEADER IF COGGINS AND VACCINATIONS ARE NOT CURRENT OR ARE MISSING A score of 70% or more is needed to complete the horse project. If the horse project is considered incomplete, youth may exhibit at the youth fair, however participation will be considered Exhibition, meaning no eligibility for ribbons or trophies.