A Revolution Began with a Horse Named Starlet

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(left, l - r) Emma (age 11),Kathryn (10), Lindsey (16), Cassie (13), Megan (11),  and Rebecca (12).
(left, l – r) Emma (age 11),Kathryn (10), Lindsey (16), Cassie (13), Megan (11),
and Rebecca (12).

By: Annette Leeland, Executive Director

 

4H picFor the past 100 years, the California 4-H has been supporting youth to thrive through many avenues. One such avenue is service learning. Did you know that 4-H youth are 1.8 times more likely than other youth to contribute to their communities?

The Revolution of Responsibility highlights our 4-H youth’s ability to identify issues in their community and work towards creating positive impacts that alleviates or resolves those issues.

4-H’ers from the American Valley 4-H Horse Project created a revolution through the rehabilitation of an abandoned foal, and community education around horse neglect in California communities.

A Revolution Began with a Horse Named Starlet…

Before Starlet was rescued by the American Valley 4-H Horse project, she was a tiny abandoned foal suffering from malnutrition and at risk of either dying from starvation or sold for slaughter. Through their hard work and steadfast responsibility, these young women are stepping up the challenge and rehabilitating Starlet so that she becomes a great riding companion and finds her forever home.