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2013 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology Meetings

Horse quiz bowl and hippology meetings will begin January 26th and be held once a month on Saturday or Sunday. 4-Her’s interested in trying-out for the Maine teams which compete nationally in Kentucky at the Eastern 4-H Horse Round-Up exposition are required to attend these meetings. Although material is designed for 4-Hers ages 14-18, all ages are welcome to attend and material will be revised for younger 4-Hers.

Meetings will consist of working with quiz bowl buzzers, labeling horse diagrams, hands-on activities, review of workbook assignments, field trips to equine facilities, lectures/demonstrations by equine professionals, and educational games. Home assignments will consist of assigned readings, short research essays, and review quizzes. All materials will be provided free of charge. For more information about time and place of meetings, call Edie Kershner (207) 322-4601 or email at

Topics to be covered each month are as follows:

January – History of the horse, breeds and breed associations, coat colors and markings.

February – physiological systems and anatomy; will include skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems.

March – foaling, yearling care, and dental aging and care

April – Infectious diseases of the horse, common health conditions and problems, first aid, and vices

May – Nutrition, feeds, the healthy horse, poisonous plants, and common parasites and flies

June – Conformation, unsoundness’s, horse judging principles, shoeing, and farrier equipment

July – Tack, riding disciplines and events, farm management, and pasture care

August – Equine genetics, breeding and reproduction

September – Review

October – Regional Competition

November – National Competition

For more information about time and place of meetings, call Edie Kershner (207) 322-4601 or email at

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Cooperative Extension: 4-H
103 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 1.800.287.0274
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System