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Tour the Morgan Horse farm on 4-H Day

WEYBRIDGE — 4-H Day at the University of Vermont (UVM) Morgan Horse Farm is planned for July 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event, which is open to the public, offers a chance for 4-H’ers and other visitors to tour the farm, located at 74 Battell Dr., Weybridge, to learn about the Morgan horse, the breed’s history and the farm’s breeding program. Farm staff also will share information about apprenticeship and internship programs.
In addition to guided tours of the barns and grounds, visitors will learn about tractor safety and how to properly muck out a stall, watch a driving demonstration and have an opportunity to groom and pet the horses. Equine-related educational exhibits will teach about breeds, knot tying, the anatomy of a horse, parts of an English and Western saddle, feeds and parts of a harness and a cart.
Teens with UVM Extension’s TRY for the Environment also will be on hand to talk about this environmental leadership program. TRY (short for Teens Reaching Youth) provides training to grade 7-12 students interested in teaching elementary school students about environmental topics relevant to Vermont.
4-H members and leaders will be admitted free with a 4-H membership card. For the general public, admission is $5 for adults,  and $3 for children 5-17 years old, and free for children under 5. 
For questions on 4-H Day or the Vermont 4-H horse program, contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at [email protected].

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