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