4-H group to host horse lecture series

CADIZ, Ohio – The Harrison County 4-H Horse Committee continues to offer its series of educational programs aimed at providing detailed instruction on key issues associated with owning and showing horses.

The second program, “Halter and Showmanship: Showcasing Your Horse and Interpreting Patterns” will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Community Hospital’s classroom.

The program will feature an American Quarter Horse Association film, review of various showmanship patterns, and a discussion led by advisors. The programs are free to Harrison County 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth with horse projects. Adults, out-of-county youth and others interested in horse health, safety and performance are invited to attend. Donations are accepted.

Light refreshments and door prizes are provided at each event.

Make a reservation with Tim Tanner at the Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 942-8823 no later than the Wednesday prior to each of the scheduled events.

Other programs currently scheduled include:

4 p.m. March 23, “Equine Health and Communicable Diseases” by Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian from the Ohio Department of Agriculture

4 p.m. April 27, “What Your 4-H Judge is Looking For and Common Rulebook Issues” by an Ohio 4-H Judge

May 25, “How to Properly Fit and Care For Tack” at the Harrison County Fair Grounds. The committee will also host its second annual tack swap from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at the Junior Fair Building at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. Spaces are $10 each and can be obtained by contacting Sherri VanTassel at (740) 546-4706.