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Bits-n-Boots, the newly chartered Brunswick County 4-H Horse Club, hosted its first club fun day recently. In addition to the nearly 20 club members and four volunteer club leaders, four breeds of horses were exhibited, including the American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, Shetland pony and an Arabian.
Pam Freeman, who competes in endurance rides, brought in an Arabian horse, explaining what it takes to train for an endurance ride and the different vet checkpoints she has to go through during the ride. She invited those interested to attend an endurance race and volunteer to work.
There were also horse-related items displayed on a table, which members had to identify and tell how they are used. Everyone did rather well, but leader Elizabeth “Benjie” Jones managed to stump them on a few things.
Club members enjoyed grilled hot dogs and Amy Frink made horse-themed cup cakes. Everyone worked up quite an appetite running around and playing. Even Benjie’s pet, “Turk Turk,” joined in on the fun. More Bits-n-Boots fun days are planned for this coming summer.
To learn more about Brunswick County 4-H and how to participate in activities like these, contact Blair Green, 4-H extension agent, at email@example.com or Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, or call the Cooperative Extension office at 253-2610. Visit its website at http://brunswickco4h.shutterfly.com/ or blog at http://brunswick4h.wordpress.com/.