State 4-H Animal Science Coordinator
4-H Youth Development
Youth are our most important resource. Let's help them grow and thrive into productive, capable, and contributing adults and parents.
Add horses, livestock or other animals to the journey and it's a perfect day.
Content by Candi Bothum
This 4-H member manual begins with a short history of the American Western cowboy and includes descriptions of and brief instructions for maneuvers a well-trained ranch horse can do: working, caring for, and branding or tagging cattle, and practical roping for ranch work.
A 4-H horse contest guide for a ranch horse competition. Contains descriptions of six classes: Ranch Horse Showmanship, Working Ranch Horse, Ranch Horse Trail, Cow Working, Roping, and Identification and Skills test. It also includes sample patterns and/or score sheets for most classes listed above.
Obedience and showmanship contests provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate how well you've trained your dog and how you and your dog work as a team.