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4-H & BLM Mustang Training Program
Contact: Jen Werlin, University of Idaho Extension Educator, (208) 354-2961 or [email protected]
Driggs, Idaho (April 4, 2018)— Applications for the East Idaho 4-H and BLM Mustang Training program are now available. This program is open to youth between the ages of 14-18, without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds. Those wishing to participant will need to register for 4-H and will then apply to the BLM program.
Applicants should have horsemanship skills needed to successfully interact with weanling horses that have had little to no contact with humans. The program is designed for the youth to ground train the horses, making them better fit for adoption. Applicants accepted into the program will select their horse June 6, 2018. 4-Her’s will have about 12 weeks to gentle and train their horse. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their accomplishments at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in September. Following a week of promotion, the horses are then auctioned at the fair. 4-H participants that choose to keep their mustang are eligible to purchase their horse.
Limited spaces are available. Applications are due to the BLM Idaho Falls office by May 4, 2018.
To learn more about applying for this program to or to enroll in 4-H, please contact Teton County ID’s Extension Office at (208)354-2961 or [email protected] You will also need to enroll and choose your clubs online at https://idaho.4honline.com and complete a “family” profile.
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