ERIC Number: EJ1035066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool
Bailey, Elaine Long; Waite, Karen; Wilson, Kristen M.
Journal of Extension, v51 n1 Article 1IAW5 Feb 2013
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.
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Volunteers, Extension Education, Animals, Competence, Leadership Training, Adults, Knowledge Level, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Online Surveys, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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