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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 (click link to access an order form to purchase this manual)
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:

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 district representatives. If you would like to purchase a kit, please visit the following website:

Resources with Digital Links

Resource Type Name Brief Description
App Horse Nation Link to an article that includes information about several different Apps that pertain to horses.
Website Trot to Trophy Trot to Trophy is a mobile game with an educational intent, encouraging players to learn and master the ways of the equine world. Learn how to care and provide for your horse. Knowledge of nutrition, anatomy, identification, ownership and management will be tested. Questions are Beginner to Advanced.
App Horse 360 Anatomy pictures and diagrams; multiple choice tests; information on injuries, illnesses and diseases.
App Horse Anatomy: Equine 3D Explore the anatomy of the horse in 3D space. This app covers superficial landmarks, muscles, bones, and the organs. Each structure is clearly labeled, with a close-up view, detailed text commentary and audio pronunciation. The quiz function covers over 300 structures. Quiz yourself on each section, make your own quiz, or have the app quiz you on just what you missed.
Download Minnesota 4-H Horseless Project Leader’s Guide and Member’s Booklet for “Horseless Project”
Facebook Page The Horse magazine “The Horse” magazine has a Facebook page, in addition to a website and Pinterest board. Great source of horse health information.
Website Practical Horseman Magazine Practical Horseman Magazine also has a Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest board. Another great resource for timely news and information about horse health and events.
Website eXtension This page has numerous online resources, including webinars and online certifications.
Website International Museum of the Horse (Kentucky Horse Park) Their education link has several handouts and materials that you can download and print for free.
Website Free learning tool where you can generate flash cards, quizzes and other study tools. Great for Horsebowl Questions- you can upload spreadsheets of questions and make them into flash cards!
Website Kentucky Derby Museum The Education tabs has links to downloadable activities and information.
website AYHC American Youth Horse Council website. Check out the resource tab for free downloads. Use the shop tab to order Horse Industry Handbooks, Youth Leader’s Manual and other products.
Website AQHA’s Junior Master Horseman AQHA’s Junior Master Horseman Resource Center has free downloads of color charts, an anatomy booklet and handouts on genetics and conformation.
You Tube Channel eXtension Find answers to horse questions, watch educational videos, browse articles, and take online learning lessons and certificate courses.
You Tube Channel My Horse university Serveral lectures on a variety of topics, include selection and evaluation and horse handling and restraint.

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

Country Supply

Valley Vet Supply

National Bridle Shop