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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding horse communication

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In her book The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion, journalist and equestrian Wendy Williams visits with horse experts from around the world to chronicle the story of the bond between horses and humans, a 56-million-year journey. The book includes only fairly recent scientific insights regarding the social sensitivities in which horses can […]

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What is it like to be a champion?

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Just ask the William Woods University Equestrian Judging team. With two competition teams and seven learner judges, William Woods University had a big presence at the U.S. Nationals Arabian/Half Arabian Championships in Tulsa this past month. These two teams earned the title of National Champion, as well as a fourth place honor, and many individual […]

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William Woods University equestrian team brings home National Championship

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When they came home from the October 30 U.S. Nationals Arabian/Half Arabian Championships in Tulsa last month, William Woods University equestrian teams carried with them several impressive accomplishments, including a National Championship trophy. The William Woods University Judging Team — comprised of two competition teams and seven learner judges, coached by Western Instructor Liz Haben […]

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Meet William Woods University Equestrian Color Breed Congress teams people and horses

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October and November are busy months for William Woods University Equestrian students. From before the sun rises to long after it sets, there is hustle and bustle in every barn, riding ring and tack room. On top of their coursework and prepping for colder Missouri days to come, students and faculty prepare for several shows. […]

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