Youth Programs and Activities
The youth learn so much when they are in the program. More than the history of the breed, they are taught to respect the animals they work with as well as the people around them. We teach young people how to halter break the calf of their choosing, walk with them, and groom and bathe them.
We also teach what to look for when picking out a calf—this is called the conformation of a calf. Another is the showmanship aspect. This is when we instruct the youth how to dress for the show ring, stand and walk their animal for the judge, and use the show stick.
The youth have established a board of directors who make decisions as to what direction their program will go. They decide what fundraisers they would like to do. The money raised can be used to help send a youth to the world show or help buy prizes for their projects.
Come and see us at one of our shows or the California State Fair. The kids would love to see you and tell you all about the calves they are showing. They can also answer any questions you might have.