WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Participants in a 4-H Horseless Horse project can learn many facets of horse science and general horse knowledge. There are workshops available that may include exploring colors and markings of horses, making model horse tack, identifying and handling horse equipment, and creating expressive arts and craft projects.
The Windy Hollow 4-H Horse club offers 4-H members hands-on sessions that include: describing or demonstrating horse safety guidelines; properly entering a stall or pasture; approaching, catching, and releasing a horse; grooming a horse and cleaning a horse’s hooves; learning how to properly tie, saddle, bridle, unsaddle, and unbridle a horse; identifying and locating thirty external parts of the horse.
Starting in February, the Windy Hollow 4-H Horse Club will meet the first Saturday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meetings on February 4, March 4, and April 1 will be held at the Romano 4-H Center in Honeybrook. The remaining meetings on May 6, June 3, and July 1 will be held at Line It Up Farm in Coatesville.
To register for this 4-H program, please visit https://4h.zsuite.org and choose the Windy Hollow 4-H Club or call the Chester County 4-H Office at 610-696-3500 for more information.
–Jen Cerimele, Penn State Extension