4-H Teaches Judging Skills

1 decade 3 years 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 04 2006 Mar 4, 2006 Saturday, March 04, 2006 6:24:10 PM CST March 04, 2006 in News

The 4-H club held an event to teach members how to judge horses they've never seen before. They participated in a clinic, then used what they learned to judge a horse in front of a panel that judged their new skills. Organizers say the clinic teaches participants a variety of useful lessons that they'll use throughout their lives.

"Kids get the foundation of the basic judging principle. 'How do I make a decision?' and then of course I added that we have them stand up and explain that to a judge so they formalize it," said organizer Ben Gallub.

An award-winning collegiate horse judging team from northern Oklahoma taught the kids about what to say. The team also served as the panel of judges.

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