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Equestrian Teaching Techniques

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Think about the great riding instructors and teachers you’ve had throughout your life. Chances are, they gave a lot more thought to how you learn than you knew. There are so many things to consider when pursuing a career teaching riding and building a riding curriculum — age, specialization area, discipline, ability level, and more. According […]

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June 5th, 2017

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Equestrian students take advantage of clinics with ambition to learn

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Imagine an opportunity to have some of the greatest experts in your field share their insight and coach you with a group of other passionate peers. It’s not too lofty of an idea. Because it’s achieved through equestrian clinics every day. They’re one of the coolest ways to get to know a discipline or a […]

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April 5th, 2016

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Equine Vet Skills for every horse professional

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No matter what reason leads you to you pursue a bachelors in equestrian studies or an equestrian science degree, it is always a great idea to learn a few equine veterinarian practices — to ensure your safety and the long, happy lives of the horses you work with. For Equus Magazine, Veterinarian Melinda Freckleton explains […]

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February 5th, 2016

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Equestrian Degree Course Spotlight: Stable Management

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Every student pursuing an equestrian degree at William Woods University takes EQU 221 Stable Management because in this course, students learn the management skills that every equine professional will use on a daily basis. Stable management involves several distinct areas: Health and safety Associate Professor and Equestrian Studies Division Chair Jennie Petterson says that stable […]

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January 29th, 2016

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‘Catalysts for self-discovery’; Combining a love of horses with social work to do good

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“Horses, through their behaviors and responses, can reveal things about the client’s personality or demeanor that he or she was unaware of,” says Katie Johnson, William Woods University senior studying social work and equestrian studies. Johnson’s ultimate plan is to use these two areas of study to assist veterans and at-risk children and adolescents through […]

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November 3rd, 2015

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William Woods Horses donated to support veterans

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In a previous post, we talked about the life-changing things that equine therapy can do for people with disabilities, addictions and mental illness. The veteran support organization, Healing America’s Heroes — whose mission is to “help veterans help themselves” — provides recreational therapeutic programs, including equine therapy. We’ve also talked about the kinds of things […]

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April 7th, 2015

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Incredible benefits of equestrian education for youth

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Horses encourage healthy living, education and youth development. Getting parents and kids involved in horse programs can build lifelong friendships and teach children lasting lessons they can’t be taught in school. The need for kids to step away from the gadgets and spend time outside with one of the world’s most beautiful animals is greater […]

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February 20th, 2015

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Tips to a Tidy Tack Room

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A messy tack room can be a nightmare. No matter how many horses you have, no matter how many riders bring their muddy boots through and no matter how big your tack room is, keeping it organized is essential. Not only does a clean tack room prolong the use of your equipment — by keeping […]

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February 13th, 2015

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Healing Power of Equine Therapy

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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” — Winston Churchill People who spend time with horses know about their therapeutic power and how much better they can make you feel. Equine therapy is a widespread therapy practice today helping people in all walks of […]

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December 19th, 2014

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Off-saddle workouts to build in-saddle strength

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The five components of physical fitness are cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility. Riders know that taking their horses for a workout is just as much a workout for the rider as well, challenging all five of these fitness components and more – like balance and coordination. You know your horse […]

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October 17th, 2014

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