The year began with great fun

It’s been a bit quiet in our club for activities.

TASH SIERPINSKI

Club Reporter, Ponoka 4-H Renegade Riders

It’s been a bit quiet in our club for activities. A few of us managed to brave the freezing temps and attend Ponoka District 4-H Fun Day at Usona on Jan. 4. Despite the cold, cold weather about 37 of us 4-H members showed up. It was still a lot of fun. We had a mini curling game, hockey stick game, calf sled races, snow painting, cookie decorating, and games. Thank you to Usona Hall for donating the hall for this day. It is greatly appreciated.

On Jan. 26h we held our club’s Public Speaking competition at the Hudson Greene Community Activity Center. All the members and the cleaver kids did an awesome job. Moving onto Zones for Public Speaking for our club on Feb. 23 are for intermediates Tash Sierpinski and Aylssa Sinnott; for seniors Kate Correia and Kayla Dueck. Good luck to our members as well to all the other 4-H club members that are moving on.

We held our club ride on Feb 2/14 at Vic Almonds arena. We are still sharpening our showmanship skills as well as working on improving our horsemanship skills.

Our club is excited to take part in the 4-H Night at the Rebels game in Red Deer on Saturday, Feb. 15. There should be well over 300 4-Hers in the crowd.

Our chocolate fundraising is still on the go for a few more weeks. The girls in our club are excited to get their new show shirts.

Some of our leaders/project leaders are headed to PELF on Feb 21 – 23 at the 4-H Center at Battle Lake.

Here are some funny horse facts and trivia for you:

Did you know that the horse’s brain is about the size of a baked potato?

Some of the equine family’s closest relatives are tapirs and the rhinoceros.

A horse can poop up to 14 times a day!

Adult female horses (mares) usually have 36 teeth. A mare may have up to 40 teeth if she happens to have any canine teeth, which is possible but less common. Adult males have between 40 and 44 teeth. (These figures do not include wolf teeth.)