Horse Project

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Lewis and Clark County Fair girl with rope
Lewis and Clark County Fair two horses

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.

Horse Superintendents: Peggy Bartmess or Jennifer Scoles
Contact: peggy(at) or 406-431-7497

              scolesjennifer87(at) or 406-465-5523

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Lewis & Clark County 4-H Horse Project

Horse Project Books  

Required for your horse project. Click the links below to order your books online.

- Horsemanship Levels 1-3

- Horsemanship Levels 4-7

- Printable Version

- Colt to Maturity: Manual and Training Horses

- Working Ranch Horse

- Horse Packing

- Horse Driving

- Green Horse: Manual and Training Horses

Information & Forms

State Horse Project Information - Has forms, project books, patterns, and events.

2017-2018 Horse Policy Manual

Horse Bit Guidelines

Horse ID Form - due May 25

Required Horse Permission Form


Junior Horse Award

Senior Horse Award



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