4H horse clubs are a great place to meet other horse crazy girls and learn about horses. Some clubs care for horses, and even have shows!
4-H is a community of young people across America who learn leadership, citizenship and life skills.
4-Hers do this in a number of ways. First, they can start locally in a 4-H club. There, they can learn about any topic they would like. Horses and ponies are one! 4-Hers can then go on to participate in public speaking contests, 4-H fairs, conferences locally and nationally, and so much more! Some youth participate through after school programs or other opportunities.
Some really famous people have been in 4-H like country singers Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Vince Gill! There are millions of members across the country. And it's not just about animals, crafts etc. It's also about teaching leadership skills.
I've been in a 4-H club that included horses. Even though I didn't have a horse, I was able to lease a horse from the farm and it wasn't too expensive. We went to shows and completed projects to demonstrate what we had learned about horses and the other animals we worked with. I met a lot of other horsecrazy girls there too. :)
Did you know that there has been research that shows that kids who participate in 4-H get higher grades in school, are more likely to attend college and contribute to their communities at higher rates than their peers?
What do the 4-H's stand for?
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.