Horseng Farm

Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program website: www.das.psu.edu

Horseng Farm

6475 Warden Road

New Tripoli, Pa  18066

Heather McCarty - Owner - 215.805.6013

Nick Bleiler - Trainer - 610.703.2372 

Michelle Dams - Secretary - 610.597.4856 

The 4-H Pledge, Mission, Vision & Motto

The 4-H Pledge


"I Pledge my Head to clearer thinking, 
my Heart to greater loyalty, 
my Hands to larger service, 
and my Health to better living, 
for my club, my community, my country, and my world."

The pledge tells what 4-H is all about. 4-H has as its goal the four-fold development of youth: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. The pledge was adopted by the delegates to the 1927 National 4-H Club Camp in Washington, DC. State club leaders voted for and adopted the pledge for universal use. The phrase "and my world" was added in 1973. The saying of the pledge has prominent place in 4-H activities at regular 4-H meetings, achievement days, and other club events.

4-H Mission

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Motto:

"To Make The Best Better"
The motto was adopted at about the same time as the 4-H Club Pledge. Its intent is to inspire young people to continue to learn and grow, to make their best efforts better through participating in educational experiences.

"Learning by Doing"
This phrase sums up the educational philosophy of the 4-H program. Young people learn best when they are involved in their learning. The intent is to do, reflect, and apply.

 

Southern Lehigh Horse & Pony Club

Our 4-H Club meets on the first Friday of every month at Horseng Farm.  Every club has a specialty, and ours is horse trivia!  (Also known as Horse Bowl, or Hippology)  This is a great opportunity to learn more about horse science and horsemanship.   Ages 8 - 18 are welcome and you don't have to own or even ride a horse to join and participate.  We study on Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00 year-round.  In spring we compete at a regional level and if we qualify at a state and potentially a national level.  The kids have a great time and really learn a lot of horses, biology and science in general.  If they're even considering becoming a veterinarian this is a great program for them.  It really extends the science that they learn at a middle, high school and even college level.

Study References - Used at Regional, State Contests

Jr Questions are sourced from:

  • National 4-H manuals: Horse Science and Horses and Horsemanship
  • CHA COMPOSITE MANUAL, BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR HORSEMANSHIP SAFETY AND EDUCATION
  • EQUINE SCIENCE: BASIC KNOWLEDGE FOR HORSE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Sr. Questions are sourced from:

  • The Horse (2nd edition)
  • The AYHC Horse Industry Handbook
  • AYHC Youth Leaders Manual
  • Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms
  • Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy
  • Feeding and Care of the Horse (2nd edition)
  • EQUINE SCIENCE: BASIC KNOWLEDGE FOR HORSE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Breeds, Colors, Markings

1.  Read Horse and Horsemanship 4H Book - Section 1

2.  Study Questions from Category F

3.  Study pages  1, 2 from Hippology Practice #1.  Study pages 4,  5, 15, 20 from Hippology Practice #2.  Understand the differences between like breeds; morgans vs. arabians, welsh vs. minature horses, percherons vs. friesians.

4.  Breed Worksheet

5.  Horse Markings Worksheet

6.  Color Genetics and Color Characteristics  Study Guide (Senior)

7.  Horse Colors and Breeds Pictures (7MB, may take a minute or two)

8.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Safety and Grooming

1.  Read Horse and Horsemanship 4H Book - Chapter 11 (safety)  Chapter 7 (Grooming)

2.  Study Questions from Category G

3.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes and Study Guides

Teeth

1.  Read Horse Science - Chapter 4 (age determination)

2.  Study Questions from Categories C & D

3.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Farrier Tools

1.  This website provides a good explanation of each piece of farrier equipment

2.  Study Questions from Category G

3.  Study page 12 from Hippology Practice #1.  Study pages 6, 7 from Hippology Practice #2.

4.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Tack and Equipment

1.  Read Chapter 6 from Horse and Horsemanship

2.  Study Questions from Category L

3.  Study pages 4, 7, 11, and 13 from Hippology Practice #1.  Study pages 8, 10, 11, 17 from Hippology Practice #2.

4.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Anatomy

1.  Read Chapter 2 from Horse Science

2.  Study Questions from Category C

3.  Study pages 1, 2 (Sr.), 3 (Sr.), 13 (Sr.) from Hiippology Practice #2.

4.  Complete the basic body parts workbook

4.  Basic Parts worksheet  (answers)

5.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

 

Hoof and Lower Leg

1.  Read Chapter 10 from Horse Science

2.  Study Questions from Category D

3.  Study pages 3 from Hippology Practice #1.

4.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Digestive, Respiratory, and Cardio Systems

1.  Read Chapter 7 from Horse Science

2.  Study Questions from Category D

3.  Mark each question in sections C and D.  Use the following code system to label each question according to which category you think it belongs to.  Use a pencil so it can be changed:

  • R = Respiratory system
  • D = Digestive System
  • A = Anatomy
  • T = Teeth
  • C = Cardiovascular System
  • H = Hoof
  • R = Reproductive
  • ? = Not sure

4.  Study pages 9 from Hippology Practice #1. 

4.  Digestive worksheet 

5.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Equine History

1.  Read Chapter 1 from Horse Science

2.  Study Questions from Category E

3.  Sr's - Epoch Study Sheet

4.  Sr's - Zoological Order Study Sheet

 3. Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Horse Showing

1.  Read Chapters 7,  8, 9  from Horse and Horsemanship

2.  Study Pages 5 from Hippology Practice #1

3.  Study Questions from Category H

Parasites

1.  Read Chapter 14 from Horse Science (External Parasites)

2.  Read Chapter 15 from Horse Science (Internal Parasites)

3.  Study Questions from Category J

4.  Study - External Parasite Study Sheet

5.  Print and cut these parasites pictures away from descriptions and match them back together

6.  Study Pages 6 from Hippology Practice #1 and Page 9 from Hippology Practice #2

7.   Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Unsoundness and Disease

1.  Read Chapter 3 from Horse Science

2.  Study  Questions from Category I

3.  Sr Study Guide of Diseases

4.  Study Pages 7, 10, Hippology Practice #3, Pages 14 from Hippology Practice #5

5.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes and Study Guides

Feeds and Nutrition

1.  Read Chapters 8, 9, 10 from Horse Science

2.  Sr's - Study pages 14 from both Hippology Practice #1 and #2

3.  Study Questions from Category A

4.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Conformation and Judging

1.  Read Chapter 2 from Horse Science

2.  Study the Conformation Analysis Guide

3.  Complete the Conformation workbook

3.  For individuals that will be doing State Horse Judging (4H, State, FFA)

4.  For individuals that will be doing Horse Judging as part of Hippology or regional Horse Judging

 

Reproduction

1.  Read Chapter 6 from Horse Science

2.  Study Pages 12, 18 from Hippology Practice #2

3.  Study Questions from Category B

4.  Reproductive Hormones Study Guide

4.  Fun Internet Study Games, Quizzes, and Study Guides

Jr. Study Schedule

Sept.  8      Kick-Off - Breeds Section F

Sept.  15     Grooming and Safety Section G 

Sept.  22     Equipment and Tack Section L

Sept.     29       Review and Quiz F, G, L 

Oct.     6       Teeth - Section C & D

Oct.    13      Hoof - Section C & D

Oct.    20      Anatomy - Section C & D

Oct.    27      Digestive System – Section C & D

Nov      3      Respiratory system, Cardiovascular System - Section D  

Nov.    10      Review and Quiz (focus on C, D) – Sections C, D, F, G, L

Nov.    17      Parasites – Section J

Nov.    24       **  Thanksgiving Break   **  Study Hippology Stations

Dec.     1       Parasites – Section J

Dec.    8       Horse Showing Section H 

Dec.    15       Unsoundness and Disease Section I

Dec.    22       ** Christmas Break **  Work on Speech Topic and Outline

Dec.    29        ** New Year **  Work on Speech Topic and Outline

Jan.      5        Unsoundness and Disease Section I            

Jan.    12        Reproduction - Section B

Jan.    19       Review and Quiz (focus on B, I) – Sections B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L

Jan.    26       Feeds & Nutrition - Section A 

Feb.     2       Feeds & Nutrition - Section A                 

Feb.    9       Feeds & Nutrition - Section A                  

Feb.    16       History - Section E

Feb.     23      Conformation and Horse Judging Section K

Mar.      1        Conformation and Horse Judging Section K

Mar.     8         TBD

Mar.     15        TBD

Mar.      22      Spring Break  ***  Study at Home  ****

Mar       29      Spring Break  ***  Study at Home ***

April        5     TBD

April       12     TBD

April        19    TBD

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