The Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse Project teaches youth traditional skills and practices of safe livestock handling and low-stress cattle handling from horseback. Participants use horses for handling, sorting, and moving cattle and learn mounted roping skills as a livestock handling tool. They also learn about branding techniques and about housing and care of cattle and horses.
Competitors will complete a knowledge test, as well as exhibit riding in a pattern, sorting cattle, roping, and heading.. As with all 4-H projects, participating youth are expected to develop the qualities of leadership and responsibility that come with being engaged in 4-H.
Montana 4-H is part of MSU Extension, a statewide educational outreach network housed at Montana State University that applies unbiased, research-based university resources to practical needs identified by Montanans in their home communities. It has offices serving all 56 Montana counties and five Indian reservations in the state.
For questions about the Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse competition, contact Lisa Jassen at 406-781-3678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.