Horse projects provide youth with an opportunity to handle, care for, ride or drive horses. There are 10 horse projects. Members must have completed levels 1-3 in Horsemanship to participate in the Advanced Horse Projects. Members are eligible to participate in Horse projects according to ability and skill level. SKILL LEVELS DO NOT NECESSARILY CORRESPOND TO YEARS. It is possible to complete several levels in a year; or youth may take several years to complete one level. Assessment sheets are provided for leaders to determine when a member completes the levels.
Project Books Required? Yes
Required for your horse project. Click the links below to order your books online.
- Colt to Maturity: Manual and Training Horses
- Green Horse: Manual and Training Horses
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
What needs to be accomplished to move on to other levels?
- To move up a level you must either get a purple, grand or reserve and have to move up. If you get a blue or lower you must be assessed to move up. You must also be working in your project book at the level you want to move into.
- You can only stay in a level for three years.
Click HERE for descriptions of projects offered in the Lewis & Clark County
Project age limit? 8 and up
Project Superintendent Information
Horse Superintendents: Beckie Graham
Contact: 406-459-8828 bbghorselover(at)gmail.com
How will you be contacted? Email and Facebook
Lewis & Clark County 4-H Horse Project Facebook Page
What should new members know?
- $50.00 Horse project fee
- Horse Vaccines are due in May
- Horse Vet Checks are required for state shows
- Helmets are required for all riding clinics
- Standard Western and/or English tack and equipment
- Standard Western and/or English attire for fair and state
- Potential arena fees for optional open rides
- Record books required (no cost)
- Rope for Ranch Horse
Information & Forms
4-H Horse Practice Show Registration - due June 10th
State Horse Project Information - Has forms, project books, patterns, and events.
Horse ID Form - due May 25
Colt to Maturity/Green HorsePatterns
English Horsemanship Patterns
Hunter Hack Patterns
Western Horsemanship Patterns
State Entry Information
Montana 4-H State Horse Show Information and Rules
Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse Finals Information and Rule
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)
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