Horse Skillathon 2023 Potential Speech Topics
- Give your definition of a yearling and discuss your strategy on how you would prepare this yearling for a long and successful riding career in the future.
- What is laminitis and what are the causes for this disease? As a horse owner, explain your prevention, detection and treatment plan for laminitis.
- You’ve been hired as an equine nutritionist for a large feed company. Discuss your nutritional plans for a recreational riding horse, a competitive show horse, and a competitive race horse to meet the appropriate nutritional and digestive needs of each.
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.