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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


4-H Horse Publications & Resources


Ohio 4-H Horseback Riding & Driving Recognition Program 


Forms and Policies

Horse Identification Form (.pdf)

Horse Leasing Guidelines with Horse Identification Form (.pdf)

Multiple County Horse Activities Guidelines  (.pdf)

Over Fences Guidelines (.pdf)

Permission to Participate Form (.pdf)

Ohio 4-H Horse Program Protective Headgear Policy (.pdf)

Ohio 4-H Horse Program Protective Headgear Policy FAQs (.pdf)

Ohio 4-H/Open Horse and Livestock Show Sponsorship (pdf)

State 4-H Horse Advisory Application (pdf)

Obstacle Challenge Guidelines (pdf)


173 Horseless Horse Project

174 Beginning Horse Management

175 Light Horse Selection

177 Horse Training: How to Talk to Your Horse

     Videos that accompany this project are available HERE.

179 Uniform Rules for 4H Horse Shows (Print and PDF available)

180 Learning to Jump

181 Draft Horse

182 Small Equine

184 Standardbred Horses

186 Gymkhana

187 Roping

       Videos that accompany this project are available HERE.

188 Trail Riding

189 Dressage

190R Equine Record Book

   Page 16 update - Feed Expense Record available HERE.

191R Horses, Safety and You

    Page 8 update - Use of helmet is required. New page available HERE.


Web Sites

OSU Vet Med(
eXtension Horse  eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their subject matter inside out.


National Horse Handbooks

AYHC Horse Industry Handbook and Horse Smarts: An Equine Reference and Youth Activity Guide - by American Youth Horse Council, The Equine Collection - Dept AYHC, 1 Gainer Rd, McDonald, NM 88262. Phone: 817-320-2005 Email:




Ground Handling Horses Safely (Video from the The Horse Learning Lab Kit) 

Updates to Scoring Systems for 2021




New Ranch Horse Classes






Every Time, Every Ride--Helmet Safety for Riders

This 20-minute video is available in county offices and is also available for purchase directly from Washington State University Extension.

Horses, Kids and Ethics - Jeff Goodwin (Available in County offices) or

To purchase this DVD, you must CALL Creative Educational Video (CEV) and refer to product  JGS20012 (DVD) or ISBN:9781595351487.
Creative Educational Video
CEV has several videos of excellent quality on horse judging and other horse topics available priced between $50 and $85. Visit their online catalog at

The Russell Meerdink Co. Ltd.
1555 S. Park Ave
Neenah, WI 54956

Video Horse World
205 W. Plymouth St.
Bremen, IN 46506

Breakthrough - books on horses
P.O. Box 676
Holmes, PA 19043-0676

Basic Info and How to Judge Ground Roping