2023 Equine IQ Speech Topics
- Animal Welfare is a critical issue that could have a negative effect on the future of the horse industry. How do you explain the lack of concern to some exhibitors to correct the animal welfare issues of the industry? Discuss what could be done to get the offenders to change their behavior.
- Discuss and highlight some of the ways the Texas Extension Horse Program has increased youth participation. Incorporate a new way on how you would increase youth numbers in the equine industry.
- In areas with a hay shortage, discuss alternatives in how you would meet minimum forage requirements and provide the horse with an overall balanced diet.
Equine IQ Contest Resource List
Texas A&M University’s Department of Animal Science Website: animalscience.tamu.edu (Click on the Equine Science tab under Species and Topics)
Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, New Horizons Equine Education Center, Inc., Alpine Publications, P.O. Box 7027, Loveland, CO 80537.
The Horse (2nd Edition) by Evans, Borton, Hintz, Van Vleck, W.H.Freeman and Company, 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
The Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy, by Robert Kainer and Thomas McCracken, Alpine Publications Inc., P.O. Box 7027, Loveland, CO 80537.
Horse Industry Handbook by the American Youth Horse Council, The Equine Collection-Dept. AYHC, PO Box 1539, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024-1539.
American Youth Horse Council Youth Leaders’ Manual by the American Youth Horse Council, the Equine Collection-Dept. AYHC, PO Box 1539, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024-1539.
Feeding and Care of the Horse (2nd edition) by Lon D. Lewis, paperback version from Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1496, Baltimore, MD 21298-9724.
Equine Science: Basic Knowledge For Horse People of All Ages, By Jean T. Griffiths, www.horsebooksetc.com or call 1-800-952-5813 or ISBN#978-1-929164-42-4 to order from your local bookstore.
Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Leader Guide, By Teri J. Antilley and Clay A. Cavinder, AS 1-2.210.
Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Manual, By Teri J. Antilley and Clay A. Cavinder, AS 3-2.051.
The Texas 4-H Horsemanship Leader Guide, By Teri J. Antilley, Michael Benefield and Pete G. Gibbs.