BV Equine Team learns from local horse expert

Monday, November 27, 2017
From left to right: 4-H BV Equine Team learning from horse expert Dr. Steve Mead: Abby Bean, April Connolly, Nate Greenfield, Annaliese Bloom, Mary Connolly, Clare Peters, Linnea Bloom, Leah Bean, Dr. Steve Mead. / Photo submitted

The 4-H BV Equine Team kicks-off the year learning from horse expert Dr. Steve Mead. Dr. Mead is a retired veterinarian and 4-H volunteer from Storm Lake, who generously shares his time and knowledge with youth wanting to learn more about equine.

The 4-H BV Equine Team meets monthly during the winter months to gain knowledge on horse husbandry with topics like: nutrition and health care, various tack option, different riding styles, hoof care and shoeing, grooming, safety and horse management.

During the spring and summer the 4-H BV Equine Team meets weekly to ride and improve their horsemanship skills.

For more information about joining or volunteering with the 4-H BV Equine Team, please contact the Extension Office at 712-732-5056 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/buenavista/4h.