Harrison County equine educational program to start

The Harrison County 4-H Horse Committee is starting its second year of equine educational programs with the first one set for Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. in the classroom at Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.

The programs are designed to enhance the educational experience of youth who own and show horses but are open to anyone interested in learning more about horses and their care, according to a news release.

Light refreshments and door prizes are provided. Donations from participants who are not part of the 4-H or FFA program are accepted.

The following dates and topics for the programs that all begin at 4 p.m. are scheduled:

Sunday: “Form to Function – The Importance and Evaluation of Conformation.”

Feb. 23: “Halter and Showmanship – Showcasing Your Horse and Interpreting Patterns.”

March 23: “Equine Health and Communicable Disease by ODA State Veterinarian.”

April 27: “What Your 4-H Judge is Looking For and Common Rulebook Issues.”

May 25: “How to Properly Fit and Care for Tack.” The location of this class will be determined by the weather. If good weather prevails, the program will be held at the fairgrounds.

Anyone planning on attending who is not a member of Harrison County 4-H needs to RSVP to Tim Tanner at (740) 942-8823 or Sherri VanTassel at ohlaw94@aol.com, preferably by the Wednesday before each presentation.