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Horse workout

May 08, 2013
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4-H’er Danielle Garrison, right, gets some tips about showmanship from the Jefferson County 4-H horse project’s new leader Shea Earlywine. Horse workouts are being held each Monday evening at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds until the start of the county fair for participants to learn riding techniques, showmanship techniques, general horsemanship, speed events, tips for fair classes and more. Monday, the group worked on showmanship, including the showmanship quadrants, when they should move based on where the judge is and how to move. They also had a lesson on bits and the nerves of a horse’s face in relationship to the bridle. According to Jefferson County Youth Coordinator Kaye Gilbert, the horse club has increased this year, with 25 youth signed up. The 2013 Greater Jefferson County Fair runs June 26 through July 1, but the 4-H Horse Show is scheduled to June 25 beginning at 8 a.m. in the horse arena on the fairgrounds. The 4-H’ers invite everyone to watch the show. For information about 4-H, call Gilbert at 472-4166.

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