Assessing ground safety knowledge of north carolina 4-H horse program participants

Courtney H. Beck, John Rayfield, Jim Flowers, David Jones

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The study reported here sought to benchmark current levels of horse ground safety among participants in the North Carolina 4-H Horse Program. By understanding current levels of horse ground safety, programming can be developed to increase safety in this sport. Sixty-three horse camp participants were assessed on the safety skills in four separate areas: leading safety, stall safety, grooming safety, and total safety score. Camp participants posted the highest scores on stall safety and the lowest scores on leading safety. Further research is needed to pinpoint other safety areas that are often neglected in horse and other livestock events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010


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