North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Educational Materials

References and Study Materials

Listed below are all Horse Bowl and Hippology references that are approved for the North Carolina State 4-H Horse Program Educational Contests. The citation abbreviation is listed next to each source in parentheses.

All vendor information that is listed after each source is the most current information that we have available. If any of this information changes, please let our staff know.

Please make certain that you are using references that are approved for the specific age division that you plan on competing in. Senior and Mixed Division references differ from those at the Junior Level. All sources listed are to be used at the district, state, and national level.

Hippology Senior Division Sources and Horse Bowl Senior and Mixed Division Sources

Equine Terms Book Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms (IDET)
New Horizons Education Center, Inc.
Alpine Publications, PO Box 7027
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 1-(800)-777-7257
Fax: 1-(970)-667-9157
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.alpinepub.com/
Horse Anatomy Book Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, 2nd Edition (CAHA2)
Authors: Robert A. Kainer and Thomas O. McCracken
Alpine Publications, PO Box 7027
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 1-(970)-667-2017
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.alpinepub.com/
The Horse book The Horse, 2nd Edition (Evans2)
Authors: J. Warren Evans, Anthony Borton, Harold Hintz, L. Dale Van Vleck
Freeman and Company
660 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
A special price may be available if ordered from publisher.
Phone: 1-(414)-391-5870
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/
Horse Industry Handbook Horse Industry Handbook (HIH)
Author:
 the American Youth Horse Council
American Youth Horse Council
4093-A Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-8434
Phone: 1-(800)-879-2942
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://horsebooksetc.com/
Note: this source is updated every year, so please make sure to buy the supplemental additions
Care and Feeding of the Horse Book Feeding and Care of the Horse, 2nd Edition (Lewis2)
Authors: Lon D. Lewis, Anthony Knight, Bart Lewis, Corey Lewis
Williams and Wilkens, PO Box 196
Baltimore. MD 21298-9724
Phone: 1-(800)-638-0672
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/
 AYHC Youth Leaders Manual AYHC Youth Leaders Manual (AYHCLM)
Author: 
the American Youth Horse Council
American Youth Horse Council
4093-A Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-8434
Phone: 1-(800)-879-2942
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://horsebooksetc.com/
 Equine Science Book Equine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages (EqSci)
Author:
 Jean T. Griffiths
Equine Network
656 Quince Orchard Road, #600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 1-(301)-977-3900
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://horsebooksetc.com/

Hippology Junior Division Sources and Horse Bowl Junior Division Sources

Please be mindful that in the Junior Division, the Horses and Horsemanship & Horse Sciencereferences are the 2001 editions.  They both have green covers and have a clover on the front with the statement “Revised and Expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz”.  It appears many are still using the old editions that have a blue and green cover. 

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Rules & Regulations Manual (4-HR&R)

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Introductory Horse Judging Manual (4-HJM)

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Horse Manual (4-HHM)

Horses and Horsemanship Manual Horses and Horsemanship, 2001 Edition (H&H2001)
Author: National 4-H Council, revised and expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz
National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.4-hmall.org/detail.aspx?ID=803925
Horse Science Manual Horse Science, 2001 Edition (HS2001)
Author: National 4-H Council, revised and expanded by Ray J. Antoniewicz
National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.4-hmall.org/detail.aspx?ID=803925
Look It Up Book Look It Up! A Comprehensive Equine Glossary (Look)
Author: Toni Leland
Equine Graphics Publishing Group
PO Box 35
Nashport, OH 43830
Phone: 1-(740)-828-2445 
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/
How to be Your Own Vet Book How to Be Your Own Veterinarian, Sometimes (BYOV)
Author: Dr. Ruth James, DVM
Alpine Press, PO Box 1930
Mills, Wyoming, 82644
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/

Beginning Horsemanship (BH)
Author: Jennifer Leach
Washington State University Cooperative Extension
To obtain online, please visit the following website:
http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/em4842/em4842.pdf

Equine Science BookEquine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages (EqSci)
Author:
 Jean T. Griffiths
Equine Network
656 Quince Orchard Road, #600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 1-(301)-977-3900
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://horsebooksetc.com/

Additional Study Materials

The following are NOT approved references for district and state horse bowl and hippology contests, but may be used as training materials and tools for educational contests in all divisions.

National 4-H Horse Publications

National 4-H Sponsored Equine Publications

North Carolina Extension Horse Husbandry Publications

Developing Effective Oral Reasons Manual

Developing Effective Training Models for Youth Horse Bowl & Hippology Teams

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Rules & Regulations Manual (4-HR&R)

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Horse Manual (4-HHM)

How to Teach Youth an Equine Conformation Judging System

North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Introductory Horse Judging Manual (4-HJM)

NCSU Equine Short Course Manuals
A series of manuals developed for the 
NCSU Equine Short Course Series
Topics include: 
Breeding Management and Transported Semen
Foaling
Horse Judging
Equine Genetics
Hoof Care
Farm Management & Liability
Facilities & Fencing
Manuals cost $10 to $20
Contact NCSU Extension Horse Husbandry for availability

Team Building Exercises- Presented at the 2009 NC/VA Leaders Conference by NC 4-H Leader Molly Maxon

Putting on a Horse Show- Presented at the 2009 NC/VA Leaders Conference by NC 4-H Leader Candace Norman

North Carolina Equine Activity Liability Provision

Sample Hippology Materials

2009 NC State Hippology Contest Junior Hippology Exam

2009 NC State Hippology Contest Junior Hippology ID’s

2012 NC State Hippology Contest Junior Hippology Exam

2012 NC State Hippology Contest Junior Hippology ID’s

2006 NC State Hippology Contest Senior ID’s

2009 NC State Hippology Contest Senior ID’s

2009 NC State Hippology Contest Team Problem

2009 NC State Hippology Contest Senior Hippology Exam

2010 NC State Hippology Contest Senior Hippology Exam

2012 NC State Hippology Contest Senior ID’s

2012 NC State Hippology Contest Team Problem

Unfortunately, due to Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up regulations, we cannot release current Senior Hippology Exams at this time.

Sample Horse Bowl Materials

2011 District Junior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2012 District Junior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2012 State Contest Junior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2011 District Mixed Division Horse Bowl Questions

2012 District Mixed Division Horse Bowl Questions

2011 State Contest Mixed Division Horse Bowl Questions

2012 State Contest Mixed Division Horse Bowl Questions

2011 District Senior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2012 District Senior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2009 State Contest Senior Division Horse Bowl Questions

2010 State Contest Senior Division Horse Bowl Questions

Unfortunately, due to Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up regulations, we cannot release current Senior State Contest Horse Bowl Questions at this time.

Additional Sources

The following contact information is for organizations or companies which can provide information which may be useful in studying for Hippology and Horse Bowl. Some of these organizations or companies may offer the above references. In no way does NCSU Extension Horse Husbandry endorse their products or company.

Additional equine reference books can be found at: http://www.HorseBooksDirect.com/

The American Horse Council has vital information on current issues in the equine industry on a national level: http://www.horsecouncil.org/

The Horse Lover’s Corral has basic information on horse management, puzzles, etc at a youth level: http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/kidshorses/index3.html

Horse Country provides learning resources at a junior level, including coloring pages, puzzles, online journals, and other learning activities: http://www.horse-country.com/

Horse Spockets has basic information geared towards younger 4-H’ers, horse-related games, etc: http://www.sprocketworks.com/topics/default.asp?topic=5

Horse Properties for Sale and Additional Horse-Themed items: http://www.virtualhorses.com/

The Equine Research Catalog has additional references available on equine nutrition, reproduction, and management practices: http://www.equine-research-inc.com/

Types of Horse Breeds from the Oklahoma State University website: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/BREEDS/HORSES/

Equine Publications from the University of Kentucky: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/farm/equinepub.html

Information on the Equine Science Program at Colorado State University:
http://equinescience.colostate.edu/

Ohio State University Horse Kits are available for purchase through their learning lab kit section . These equine study kits are also available for check out from our districts. Please review the 2002 advisory board minutes for your district contact to borrow a kit. If you would like to purchase a kit, please visit the following website:
http://www-cms.ag.ohio-state.edu/4DACTION/WEB_InventoryIndividualDisplay/4042K

World of Horses is an interactive horse-encyclopedia CD-ROM covering horse breeds, riding disciplines, history, etc. To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.equivision.net/WorldOfHorses.asp

Horse Smarts CD
Developed by Oklahoma State University
To purchase, contact: 
Oklahoma State 4-H Office
205 Poultry Science Building, OSU
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 1-(405)-744-5390

The Illustrated Veterinary Encyclopedia for Horsemen (IVEH)
Editor: Don M. Wagoner
Equine Research Publications, PO Box 8618
Tyler, TX 75711
Phone: 1-(800)-848-0225
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/

The Dictionary of the Horse (Equus Reference Guide)
Author: Christine Barakat
Fleet Street Corporation
656 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/

Horses and Horsemanship, (6th edition)
Author: 
M. Eugene Ensminger
The Interstate Printer & Publishers, Inc.
19-27 N. Jackson, Danville, IL 61832
Item Number 1888
Phone number: 1-(217)-446-0500
There is a special price for 4-H groups when ordering from the publisher
To purchase online, please visit the following website:
http://www.amazon.com/

The Following Companies offer Catalogs that can be Used for Equine Equipment Identification:

Dover Saddlery
1-(800)-406-8204
http://www.doversaddlery.com/

Smith Brothers
1-(800)-784-5449
http://www.smithbrothers.com/

Miller Harness Company
1-(800)-525-6087
http://millerharness.com/

Country Supply
1-(800)-637-6721
http://www.horse.com/

Valley Vet Supply
1-(800)-356-1005
http://www.valleyvet.com/

National Bridle Shop
1-(800)-251-3474
http://www.nationalbridle.com/

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