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Program includes updates on current subject matter, information to assist leaders in youth development, leadership skills for youth, youth activities, and other opportunities.

Explore animal systems and learn about animal health for a broad array of animals species.

Join other Michigan teens as they participate at 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp this summer.

Horses & Ponies

Horse and riderWhen you own or care for a horse or pony, you experience pride and responsibility, and develop valuable social and physical skill. You can be involved in a 4-H horse project in lots of ways, and many activities don’t require horse ownership. You can participate in show, trail or endurance riding, study horse science, participate in quiz bowls, rodeos, judging teams and much more!

4-H Proud Equestrians Program (PEP)

Riders with disabilities and the volunteers who work with them can gain great satisfaction through this therapeutic horseback riding program. With the help of trained and caring volunteers, riders can improve balance, coordination, posture and muscle tone. Horseback riding also increases self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and social growth. But more importantly, riding is fun!

For more information about horse programs for youth, visit the MSU Horse Youth Programs web page.

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Karen Waite, 4-H Equine Specialist
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Phone: 517-432-0383 or

Taylor Fabus, Instructor
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Phone: 517-353-1748

Department of Animal Science
Web: http://www.ans.msu.edu/

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