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Horse Committee Minutes - February 5, 2006

Casper, Wyoming

The meeting was called to at 9:05am by Gary Grubb, President of the Horse Committee.

The minutes of the previous meeting (August 16, 2006---Casper, Wyoming) were passed out for everyone to read and review.  The minutes were approved as presented.

A request was made to have the minutes posted to the Wyoming 4-H Website.  Steve Schafer, State 4-H Youth Development Specialist, said that he had received this same request from the Livestock Committee.  He also indicated that he thought it was a good idea and that he would check into getting this accomplished.

There was no report from the Action Events Committee.  Rindy West, 4-H Educator from Campbell County, said she would check into this since the chair of this committee is from Campbell County.

The Ranch Horse Program was reviewed as many new people were at this meeting who were not at the previous meeting.  The support for this concept seems to be growing…and, as approved at the last meeting of the Horse Committee, funds are available to provide a presentation concerning this to County Horse Committees.

Gary and Steve reviewed the educational program being taught (on an area basis, not on a county basis) by Gary to 4-H Leaders.  Funding for this program was approved (a couple of years ago) by the Horse Committee and the education being provided is for the Leaders to learn a few basis aspects/concepts of horsemanship that will allow them to help 4-H Club Members prepare for Level 3 and Level 4.

The next item of business concerned the proposed revisions of the Level 1 and Level 2 Horse Programs. Steve stated he had taken into account all of the comments received from the pilot sites and had completed the draft of the Level 1 Test and the draft of the Level 2 Test….and that these had been sent out to 6-8 people to be reviewed. This is still in process, but it is hoped that the new materials will be ready for the start of the new 4-H Club Year which starts on October 1, 2006.

As a follow up to the last meeting, Steve also presented an idea received from Dawn Sanchez, 4-H Educator in Uinta County, concerning our dwindling supply of Belt Buckles for successfully completing Level 3 and Level 4.  Her suggestion was to was the buckles from the 4-H Source Catalog.  This idea was approved.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00am.

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