Vibrant Horse Club Resources

Horse Vibrant Club resources are designed as fun, informational activities for volunteer leaders to use for teaching youth about the horse. The resources are practical building blocks for youth to investigate horse-related topics. In addition, the activities can be used for preparation to compete in the annual Hippology and Horse Quiz Bowl contests.

4H 3531 Horse Nutrition Race – Vibrant Club

This game teaches youth basic facts about feeding horses. Every animal requires feed to meet their nutritional requirements. Horses, like people, require water, energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals. These needs are met by providing hay, pasture, grain, and supplements to the horse.
Play the game by answering questions or identifying images related to feeding horses. A correct answer moves your horse to the finish line. Youth or groups should take turns selecting the question number to answer. Seven correct answers are required to cross the finish line first.

Vibrant Horse Nutrition Race

4H 3522 Horse Bingo -- Vibrant Clubs

For an equine enthusiast, there are horse terms that are important and necessary for any horse and their handler to communicate with others in the equine industry. Play Horse Bingo to learn horse jargon by defining commonly used terms for describing, grooming, and showing horses in 4-H. Bingo is a fun game of chance played on a scorecard that’s made up of 25 squares — if you get 5 squares in a row, you win!

4H 3521 Horse Facts Game Show -- Vibrant Clubs

This game teaches youth some basic facts about horse care, colors, markings, tack, and riding classes. Horse care includes the basic needs of housing, nutrition, hygiene, and disease management. To use a horse for showing, one must identify the horse using colors and markings. In addition, youth need to know how to place the correct tack on the horses for riding or showing. Play the game by identifying images related to caring for and showing horses.

4H 3515 Horse Communication -- Vibrant Clubs

Communication uses natural aids to encourage the horse to execute an action. For example, you use your legs, hands, and seat to ask the horse to walk forward. Voice or talking to a horse is also a natural aid but not allowed in many show ring classes. Simon Says is a great activity to keep youth busy and active. Play Simon Says to learn about cues to communicate with horses.

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