Millarville Mutts Mustangs & Marksmen: Wrapping Up Another Busy Spring


By Veronica Moreau Club Reporter

It has been a busy time for those involved in the Millarville Mutts, Mustangs, and Marksmen 4­H Club.

Archery 2015 - resizedOn March 7, members participated in a joint clinic with the Millarville Saddle Sores. The clinic focused on multi­judging, an event in which animals are classed and placed prior to oral reasons; members had the opportunity to evaluate a class of working horses, a class of finished steers, and a class of ewe lambs. Then on March 16, members assembled at the Millarville Racetrack Hall for a Winter Workshop, during which they made rustic stall and kennel plates.

Participants in the Mustangs project have attended numerous clinics during these past few weeks. Robin Donais taught a dressage clinic on March 7. And on March 19 Cassidy Barnert coached a bomb­proofing clinic that focused on developing a brave, confident horse and rider.

Participants in the Mutts project, meanwhile, have been busy with preparations for achievement day and 4­H on parade. Their primary focus has been on further developing their dogs’ skills through obedience exercises and through the completion of complex agility courses.

As for those in the Marksmen project, they have been working on target practice from distances of fifteen and twenty yards.

Other club events included a highway clean­up on May 2, a final meeting for the Mutts and the Marksmen on May 4, and a final meeting for the Mustangs on May 11.

Everyone is eagerly anticipating achievement day (May 23) and 4­H On Parade (May 28­31), during which they will showcase the skills and the knowledge they have gained this club year.