It is only for 4-H members. The program provides education on horse safety, general riding practices, equipment and problem solving and how to improve overall confidence and ability when working with horses.
Participants will work for eight hours a day and cover specific topics as safety, types of reins, horse theft awareness and bits, stopping and backing, rollbacks and turnarounds, gaits and leads, speed control, simple lead changes and flying lead changes, showmanship and ground safety.
Cost is $50 per person. For information, call Kathy Ball or Matt Bochat at 361-362-3280.
Lamb, goat camps
Those interested in attending the lamb or goat camp at Howard College this summer can get registration forms at the Goliad County Extension Office.
Goat camp is June 2-4 and lamb camp is June 9-11.
Club to host walk/run
The Weesatche 4-H Club is hosting its first 5k Walk/Run on Saturday, April 27 beginning at the Fannin Monument in Goliad.
Members are seeking sponsors for the event. Gold Level sponsors will provide a $250 monetary donation and receive verbal acknowledgement at the event and a free T-shirt with large-print name and recognition on the back of the shirt.
Clover sponsors will provide a $100 monetary donation and will receive verbal acknowledgement at the event and a free T-shirt with medium-print name recognition on the back of the shirt.
Those interested in sponsoring this event can contact any Weesatche 4-H member or event organizers Ashlyn and Rhett Davis at 894-3423.
Online record books
Record books will be completed online again this year.
At the end of the year, the books will still be printed out and turned in as usual. The earlier members start their record books, the easier it will be to complete.
The online setup is made to be used year round.
Members can go online, create their account or log into their previous account and begin on their own. The website is http://4hreports.com/index.aspx.
Members showing an animal in the 2013 Goliad County Fair must turn in a record book to be eligible to show again in 2014.
Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.