4-H club highlights horses

Scotland County Cooperative Extension’s Speeding Hooves 4-H Club got hands-on with horses during a meeting Monday.

LAURINBURG — A new Scotland County Cooperative Extension 4-H club is open to new members with an interest in learning about horses.

The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 15300 Jerusalem Road in Laurinburg, alternating between classroom meetings, hands-on horse activities, and demonstrations. No prior experience with horses is required.

The Speeding Hooves 4-H Club was founded this spring to offer youth aged 5 to 18 an opportunity to learn more about horses through classroom and hands-on activities.

Jennifer McRae, a Laurinburg resident and staff member at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is serving as the club’s leader.

“I grew up in 4-H as a youth myself and loved every minute of it,” she said. “It has always been a dream of mine to bring that same positive experience and my personal love of the horse to the youth of Scotland County.”

So far, the club has covered horse identification methods like colors, markings, and how to measure height. Future topics and events include hoof care, horse husbandry, attending a horse show, completion of the national 4-H horse curriculum series, a community service project, and holiday social events.

For information, call 910-859-9313.

The club also has a Facebook page that can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SpeedingHooves4H.

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