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4-H Horse camp offers learning opportunity to young riders



Spring Break: Fourteen riders and three clinicians spent spring break learning horsemanship skills. Pictured from left, Francys Wells, Pat Shamek, Ira Wells, Emma Wells, Paige Wells, Grace Wells, Maddie English, Martha Parsons, Hannah Mathieus, Lara Parsons, Jackielynn Miller, Kylie Woolery, George Thompsen, Brandi Vance, Abby Hall, M’randa McGraw and Larissa Tellian

Amid wind and scattered showers, success was achieved at the 2013 4-H Spring Break Horse Camp held at the Klickitat County Fairgrounds Joan Frey indoor arena.

The clinic started with a green horse and/or retraining program on Friday that introduced children and horses to various skills such as lunging that can be used to gain a horse’s attention and trust. The clinic continued with horsemanship, showmanship, trail, IHOR (In-hand obstacle race) and western games on Saturday and Sunday.

Clinicians Jackie Miller, Paige Wells and George Thomsen helped the young horses and young riders achieve a feeling of real success. The 14 4-H members all worked on their skills and learned several...

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