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Taking a picture of the U.S. equine industry

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In a post on the William Woods University Equestrian Studies Facebook page in June, we linked to the National Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Equine Industry. This survey will be used in a number of ways, but it had many asking what exactly is a global impact study? And how will this kind of […]

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August 23rd, 2017

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Student Q&A: George Morris Clinic Recap

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Vonla Glassman riding Chip at the William Woods University George Morris Clinic, April 28-30. From April 28-30, world-renowned clinician and Olympian George Morris visited William Woods University last month to conduct a clinic for riders starting age 14 through adult, including William Woods equestrian students. Junior Vonla Glassman helped organize and prepare for the clinic, […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Program spotlight: Equestrian Art

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William Woods University equine general studies degree offers a concentration in Equine Art. The program combines coursework in equestrian studies with basic design, graphic design and other upper level art classes. Equine artists have a unique ability to take their experiences in the horse world — and understanding of nuances, passion and beauty — and apply […]

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August 18th, 2016

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Equestrian Career Spotlight: Equine Media

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“In Hollywood and in too many novels nobody walks a horse,” writes long rider and New York Times best selling author Doug Preston. “They leap on and gallop away, and hours later, when a real horse would be crippled up or buzzard bait, they are still tearing along the trail, their super steeds not even […]

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July 7th, 2016

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Communications Management in Equine Health

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(Photo courtesy of Leah Strid) Horses travel farther distances with greater frequency now more than ever, and with this travel comes concern for health and safety. Infectious and contagious diseases are among the greatest threats to horse health. A poorly handled outbreak could be catastrophic to the equestrian industry, which means that communication and prevention […]

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July 6th, 2016

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5 ‘Who Knew?’ Facts about: Saddle Seat

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This is Part 3 in our series highlighting interesting facts about each of the four disciplines equestrian studies students can pursue at William Woods University. Sarah Track, Saddle Seat Clinical Instructor, shares what makes Saddle Seat unique at William Woods and in the equestrian world in general. Rack On! The William Woods Saddle Seat string […]

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May 26th, 2016

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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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5 ‘Who Knew?’ Facts about: Western

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This is Part 2 in our series highlighting interesting facts about each of the four disciplines equestrian studies students can pursue at William Woods University. Liz Haben, Western Clinical Instructor shared a few interesting facts about this seat, including where it came from and just how diverse the discipline can be. 1. Western riding evolved […]

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March 25th, 2016

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5 ‘Who Knew?’ Facts about: Dressage

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This is Part 1 in our series highlighting interesting facts about each of the four disciplines equestrian studies students can pursue at William Woods University. Karen Pautz, Clinical Instructor of Dressage, shares some interesting facts about the discipline, including a few unique things about its relationship with William Woods. 1. Dressage has global reach. It […]

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March 4th, 2016

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Business skills matter for every equestrian student and aspiring equine professional

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“If I didn’t own a horse, this car would be a Ferrari.” A common bumper sticker around the stable. Keeping and caring for a horse is expensive, as is running a horse business. So it comes as no surprise that equestrians — regardless of profession — must hold basic business skills for successful careers. That’s equine veterinarians, […]

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February 25th, 2016

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