In response to growing interest in equine welfare and the need for 4-H curriculum, a pilot study of equine welfare curriculum was conducted with 4-H clubs (N=15). An overall low response rate of 26.67% was experienced. An online survey was then conducted in order to determine factors affecting involvement. Time constraints for both youth and leaders were among the most commonly cited deterrents to completion. Survey responses also suggested that following a hybrid (of hard copy and online instruction) may increase usability and effectiveness of A Guide to Equine Welfare Assessment.
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Fabus, T. A., Waite, K., Shelle, J., Siegford, J., & Chapin, J. (2012). Pilot Study: A Guide to Equine Welfare Assessment. The Journal of Extension, 50(6), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss6/5