Creating a Strong Foundation
March 10-11 in Canton and May 26-27 in Liberty
This is a horse riding clinic to ensure a strong foundation of softness and willingness for a more enjoyable horse. The Creating a Strong Foundation Clinic will cover the basics of achieving softness and suppleness in the horse, while also promoting better horsemanship from the rider. The clinic will include exercises to achieve a better stop, teach the turn around, lead changes, and lateral movement in the horse. All in all, the founding principles will lead to a better overall performance for any discipline.
For more information, please contact Dr. Clay Cavinder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU Online Horse Judging
The MSU Horse Judging Team recently released an online judging site that coaches and adult leaders can utilize for practice material. The site contains numerous four-horse classes of Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Riding, Hunter Hack, Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail and Ranch Riding. Soon to be added are Reining, Heading, Heeling and Tie-Down Roping, along with quick tips and tutorials concerning how to correctly mark a score card, penalties and how to apply them, and basic overviews of how to evaluate classes.
Management 101: Ranch Horse Series
Every Tuesday night from 6-9 in Verona, April 11 through May 16
We recently wrapped up the first ever MSU Horse Management 101 clinic series in Winona, MS. This 8 week course covered topics such as proper feeding and nutrition, how to maximize reproductive efficiency, parasite control and equine dentistry, selecting the equine athlete, and anatomy of the hoof and general care. Many guest lecturers devoted their time to this wonderful program and participants not only got to sit in on these talks, but they also got to develop their riding abilities with instructors who taught about horsemanship skills, suppling the horse, counter canter exercises, the stop, and much more.
Cow Horse and Ranch Handling Clinic
A one day clinic to provide information and direction for competing in two new classes (Ranch Handling and Cowhorse Boxing) offered at the 2017 State 4-H Show.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.
Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.
HOUSTON, Miss. -- Chickasaw County residents are feeling the ripple effect of renovating a dilapidated agri-center three years ago.
"Horse events can have a tremendous economic impact on a community," said Angie Abrams, Chickasaw County 4-H agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. "The agri-center renovation didn't just benefit a handful of people with horses. It has helped local businesses, youth development and other groups needing a large covered space for specific activities."
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Horse owners with a "need for speed" can work on the fundamentals of barrel racing at an upcoming clinic at Mississippi State University.
The MSU Extension Service is hosting the clinic from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 27 at the MSU Horse Unit on the Henry H. Leveck Research Farm, often referred to as South Farm.
VERONA, Miss. -- Horse owners and riding enthusiasts can learn the basics of riding and equine care at evening classes each Tuesday from April 11 to May 16.
Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the six-week course at the Lee County Agri-Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 in Verona. Nutrena is cosponsoring Horse Management 101: Ranch Horse Series.
Extension equine specialist Clay Cavinder said the lessons will be suitable for all ages.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Agricultural producers and industry professionals in central Mississippi met with agents and research scientists of the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Feb. 22 to share input and give feedback.
The Central Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting was held in conjunction with Hinds Community College and the Alcorn State University Extension.