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  • Colts & Fillies 4-H Club Takes The 'Lead'

    Giorgetta Varra, Colt & Fillies Club New Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    The Colts and Fillies 4-H club had their first arena practice June 23 at the Kimball arena. Everyone was very excited to start riding and getting prepared for the fair. At the start of the practice, Lavalla Reher talked with all of the members present about goals that they wanted to accomplish in the coming year. The goals ranged from getting better at trail and walking over the tarp, loping comfortably, and getting to know their new horses. The next thing they talked about was how to feel which...


    Giorgetta Varra, Colts and Fillies 4-H Club Reporter|May 5, 2022

    The Colts and Fillies 4-H club held their monthly meeting Sunday, April 24th at the 4-H building. There were 11 members present accompanied by an uncounted number of parents and helpers. They held a regular business meeting led by president, Emily Whitney. During the meeting, Mia Varra talked about how to get your horses in good working condition for spring and summer activities. Then LaValla Reher and Mia both talked about how to read vital signs in your horse and spot signs of sickness. They a...

  • Colts & Fillies Learn A Bit About Bits And Bridles

    Giorgetta Varra, Colts Fillies 4-H Club News Reporter|Apr 7, 2022

    The Colts and Fillies 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the 4-H building, Sunday, March 27th. President Emily Whitney led the meeting with 12 members present. During the meeting vice president Rachel Burger gave a demonstration on different kinds of equine bits, for her Level ll testing, which corresponded with the purpose of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about bits and bridles. Going with the theme, Mia Varra and Austin West talked about leverage in bits and how... Full story

  • Tack Cleanup Day For Colts & Fillies 4-H

    Giorgetta Varra, Colts and Fillies 4-H Club Secretary|Mar 10, 2022

    The Colts and Fillies 4-H horse club gathered Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kimball 4-H building. They first held a regular meeting led by Emily Whitney, the club president, with 13 members present. After the meeting was adjourned, the members learned how to clean and take care of tack by having a tack clean up day. Every member brought their own saddle and cleaning supplies. The club members all worked hard to clean and polish their tack. The next meeting will be held Sunday, March 27. New members...