San Antonio Livestock Exposition Horse Skillathon

Horse Skillathon 2020 Potential Speech Topics

  1. You have been asked to prepare a brief talk regarding successful equine health care for a group of new horse owners. Please briefly highlight what horse owners can do to help prevent disease in their horses through proper equine health management.
  2. You have recently been elected to a volunteer leadership role in a major equine breed organization. You are charged with representing the needs of the membership while supporting creative new ideas to increase membership and participation between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. What creative ideas would you develop to keep young adult members active after their youth participation has ended?
  3. Where do horse producers and participants currently get information regarding proper health and management of their animals? How would you improve the access of delivery of this information?

Horse Skillathon Resource List

 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, https://agrilifebookstore.org/publications_search.cfm AS 1-2.210.

Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Manual, By Teri J. Antilley and Clay A. Cavinder, https://agrilifebookstore.org/publications_search.cfm AS 3-2.051.

The Texas 4-H Horsemanship Leader Guide, By Teri J. Antilley, Michael Benefield and Pete G. Gibbs, https://agrilifebookstore.org/publications_search.cfm AS 3-2.032.

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