This Record Book has been created specifically for 4-H members enrolled in a horse 4-H project. Keeping a record book is an important part of the project. It will help you set goals for the project year, record your accomplishments, and provide a place to keep important records on your horse.
What is a 4-H project?
A project is a subject or topic that you learn about in 4-H. In this case, your project is horses. You learn about your project by attending club meetings and educational workshops, and working with adult leaders and other 4-H members. You can also learn from field trips and by participating in shows and competitions.
Why complete a record book?
A record book is not meant to be a chore. Instead, it is a way for you to learn about your project, as well as other valuable skills such as setting goals, collecting information, evaluating information, tracking costs and expenses, organization, and others.
Completing your 4-H Horse Record Book.
At the beginning of the 4-H year you should select one/several of your animals to be your 4-H project animal(s) for the year. Then begin recording all of the relevant information on your animal in your record book on a monthly basis. It is important to keep your record book up to date, so that completing it doesn’t become a chore at the end of the year.
Take a glance through the record book so that you can see how it is organized. As you can see, there are pages that pertain only to health, and there are pages that pertain to show records and/or financial summaries. You only need to complete the pages relevant to your project animal. But you should complete all of the relevant information for the year.