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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm
201 W. Exchange St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
4-H Youth Development
Horse Safety Videos
4-H Members participating in the 4-H Horse Show: 1. Must watch 3 of the Horse Safety videos before they are allowed to participate in the 4-H Horse Show 2. In addition, the online registration must be completed to verify which videos were viewed.
- Danger Zones Around the Horse
Learn the danger zones around a horse on the ground and hot use horse behavior to work around them safely.
- Fundamental of Horsemanship
A discussion on my four fundamentals to horsemanship--responsibility, balance, independence and adaptability. Anyone interested in beginning to ride should watch this!
- Horse Riding Safety Check
A quick safety check you should do every time before you ride. How to stay safe AND have fun while riding!
- Horse Safety
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- How to Fit a Helmet for Horseback Riding
How-To Fit a Helmet for Horseback Riding Video: by the Certified Horsemanship Association
- How to Mount a Horse
How-To Mount a Horse Video: by the Certified Horsemanship Association
- How to Perform a Safety Check of a Horse
How-To Perform a Safety Check of a Horse Video: by the Certified Horsemanship Association
- Setting Up the Horse
This video gives instruction on how to place the horse's feet for a showmanship or halter class. The information in this video was presented by Howard Cormier, from the LSU Ag Center. Find more information on horses at www.eXtension.org/horses.
- Showmanship Etiquette: Part 1
This video describes skills used in a showmanship class. Leading, backing, and some pattern execution are discussed in this video. This video was produced by Ashley Griffin at the University of Kentucky. Check out more horse information at www.extension.org/horses.
- Teaching a Horse to Turn for Showmanship
This video gives instruction on how to teach a horse to turn (or pivot) for a showmanship class. The information in this video was presented by Howard Cormier, from the LSU Ag Center. Find more information on horses at www.eXtension.org/horses.