All 4-H members taking equine projects for the first time are required to participate in a mandatory one-time horse safety and ethics program. Members who have not previously completed the Horse Safety & Ethics program are required to purchase the Horse Safety resource book (#191R) and attend a 2-hour training with a parent or legal guardian.
As in the past, this training is only offered ONCE this year. This training is a requirement to show and participate in the 4-H equine program. Failure to complete the training will result in the member’s ineligibility to participate in any 4-H equine events. This applies to all horse, mule, donkey, and miniature horse projects. Though attendance is strongly encouraged, members taking the Horseless Horse project (#173) are exempt from this requirement.