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2021 Iowa Horse Judges Directory

The judge’s directory provides a list of potential judges for committees to consider when selecting judges.  Listing in the directory should not be interpreted as proven judging ability, but rather as a statement that these judges have made a conscientious effort to improve.


Extension Horses HALTER courses are revitalized!

Extension Horses HALTER courses are revitalized!

Extension Horses JudgingWelcome to the revitalized Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Program brought to you by Extension Horses, INC! This progressive series of four lessons is designed to offer equine science information, student activities, and techniques to foster positive youth development. Each level builds on the previous one.

Once you successfully complete each level, and the associated requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion!

Topics in each level include:

Halter Level 1

  • Keeping your horse at home
  • Basic horse care and management
  • Horse Power: Positive Youth Development and Horses

Halter Level 2

  • Introduction to Horses and Horse Activities
  • Understanding Bits for Horses
  •  Learning Styles and Riding Instruction
  • Ages and Stages for Working with Youth

Halter Level 3

  • Basics of Horse Ownership
  • Equine Body Condition Scoring
  • Top Ten Coaching Tips for Youth Riders

Halter Level 4

  • Equine Pasture Management
  • Effective Horse Training and Rider Development
  • Parenting Tips for Horse Shows

Cost is $10per course. If you purchase all 4, you can get a 20% discount!

You can enroll at:

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