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4-H is underway

Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 1:30 PM



A local group put on a clinic a few weeks ago.  Jeff Spencer came and did a short clinic, on how to 'start a colt'  This year, there are a few kids who are starting their own horses, and were looking for some tips.  Jeff lives in Emmet now, but is a local man, with family right here in Mountain Home.  My daughter used to work for Jeff, riding colts. 

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This is the horse that is being 'started' by a young 4-H member.

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This is not the kid that owns the horse, but he's going to give it it's first ride.  He is the son of a local horsewoman, and has literally ridden all his life.

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Getting the horse used to all kinds of things.  Similar to photos I showed from the Legacy of Legends.

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And he's up!  No big deal, right?  Great job.  But seriously, if you've never done this, don't try it alone.

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This is the above young boy's sister, and she too has been riding all her life.  She has already put a few rides on this horse, and is doing a great job.

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I told Jilly to go introduce herself to Jeff, and tell her that she is the niece of Katie, who was Jeff's adopted daughter.  I love this photo.

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Jeff Spencer came and did this little clinic voluntarily, for no charge,   THAT is what 4-H is all about.  If YOU have some free time, and would love to help children, with any project,     there is a project to fit that!  Call and do it...they'll appreciate it.

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Every year, the great volunteers of 4-H Get together and do what we call a "Pre-Fair Clinic"   It is to show the kids what they should be preparing for, and mostly to show first year kids a bit of what it will be like. 

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Thanks to everyone that came!  It was cold and pretty bitter, but there were plenty of smiles all around.

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Things have gotten more high tech since I was in 4H. Thank you for the pictures.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 1:33 PM

Horses high tech? Just have to provide as much know how as possible, so that they are as safe as possible.

I wish lots more people would get involved. Help is always needed.


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 1:37 PM

I got spoiled. Dad pretty much knew how to teach everything.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 2:03 PM

Yep, that is the best way. So many of these kids come from the other side,.... it's great to see them getting help

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 2:27 PM

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