4-H is one of Canada’s largest youth organizations. Our motto of “Learn To Do by Doing” has expanded from our rural roots to include more than 50 project options available today. 4-H Saskatchewan provides members and leaders with learning experiences tailored to the needs and interests of each individual. All members develop leadership skills primarily through the completion of projects.
One project Eagle Hills Multiple 4-H Club is able to offer the members is light horse. This project is for all children and youth ages 6 to 21 and both for males and females. The children and youth are provided the opportunity to train and learn skills from local and highly trained clinicians. These clinicians instruct members in the necessary skills to ride a horse, safety, nutritional requirements and how to take care of horses. This year we had seven new members join our 4-H club and the light horse project. We would like to provide the safest and positive experience, so they continue to grow their skills.
On Dec. 14 and 15 we hosted a light horse clinic at Sunshine Stables and Arena. Clinician, Gordon Dalshaug, provided our members with age appropriate and skill level appropriate lessons. The lessons the members learned were the importance of safety of a horse, how to properly sit while riding, how to show a horse and how to correct negative behaviour in a horse.
The members enjoyed their time spent with the clinician and the other 4-H members. The children and youth communicated after the clinic that they were excited to use what they had learned at the clinic to improve their riding.
Eagle Hills Multiple 4-H Club was able to provide this clinic to our members due to the support of Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund and the Town of Battleford.