Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse organizations. The eXtension HorseQuest CoP (Community of Practice) recognized the need to improve the comfort level and competence of youth horse organization volunteers. Members of the CoP created HALTER, the Horse Adult Leader Training and Education Resource, to address both the youth development training aspects as well as the horse knowledge needs of adult volunteers working with youth organizations.
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Bailey, E. L., Waite, K., & Wilson, K. M. (2013). HALTER: : Using HorseQuest as a Training Tool. The Journal of Extension, 51(1), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss1/6