Horse Skillathon 2017 Potential Speech Topics
- When traveling with horses, owners must often provide proof of a negative Coggins test. Explain what this Coggins test examines for, as well as the implications to the American horse herd if this and other similar health regulations were not in place.
- The American Jockey Club was established in 1894 and is the governing organization of the Thoroughbred breed in the United States. The Jockey Club maintains a registry expectation of live bred only foals. Explain why the Jockey Club has chosen this as their standard of registry, and how it affects the racing facet of the equine industry.
- Equine assisted therapy encompasses a wide range of treatments and programs used in a variety of settings. This relatively young facet of this industry has multiple organizations and associations offering certification as a therapeutic riding instructor. Please explain what equine assisted therapy is, as well as how one might become certified in this area.
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.