I am in a 4-H club. It is a group where you work with animals like dogs, horses or rabbits. The 4-H is also led by children. It’s for kids 7-19. In 4-H, you work together. The 4-H-ers are involved in learning new skills, running clubs, doing community service and helping and teaching others.
I do horse. In horse 4-H, you go to horse shows and have meetings. You also have meetings in rabbit and dog.
My favorite event in horse 4-H is sorting. Sorting is done while you are riding your horse. There are 12 cows in a little arena. Cows like to stay in a herd. Ten cows have numbers from 1 to 10. The judge calls out a number and then you have to go find that cow by riding into the herd and separating it from the group. After you find the cow, you push it through two gates and that counts as one point.
After you get the first cow, then you go to the next numbered cow. For example if you were told to start with cow No. 4, you would push it through the gates and come back for cow No. 5.
You are timed for one minute and 30 seconds to see how many cows you can get. It is so much fun. I think all kids would like to be in a 4-H club, no matter what their interests are. The name of my 4-H club is Sombrero Peak. We are involved with horses and some of us do dogs, too.