I just came back from the NCHA Youth Convention and had a great time with the kids. I did a horse health seminar which attracted both kids and adults. We had kids as young as 5 years old up to 15 years, and they all offered a lot of great questions. Time was spent in the barn so we could interact with a horse during the seminar. One thing I spoke to the kids about was to use your sense around your horse;
1. Smell our horses barn and stall. Sometimes a bad smell means trouble
2. See your horse everyday and look him over real good, check his eyes, nose and body fro any troubles.
3. Touch your horse to feel for any inflammation in his legs.