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North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Educational 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 Training Models for Youth Horse Bowl & Hippology Teams

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

NCSU Equine Short Course Manuals

A series of manuals developed for the NCSU Equine Short Course Series
Topics include: 
Breeding Management and Transported Semen
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

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.

The American Horse Council has vital information on current issues in the equine industry on a national level:

The Horse Lover’s Corral has basic information on horse management, puzzles, etc at a youth level:

The Equine Research Catalog has additional references available on equine nutrition, reproduction, and management practices:

Types of Horse Breeds from the Oklahoma State University website:

Equine Publications from the University of Kentucky:

Information on the Equine Science Program at Colorado State University:

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:

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

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

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

Dover Saddlery

Smith Brothers

Miller Harness Company

Country Supply

Valley Vet Supply

National Bridle Shop

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