Any equestrian student is no stranger to the clinic — an opportunity to further your equestrian education through professional horsemanship training. But just like no teacher or instructor is the same, no clinic is going to be the same experience. Nonetheless, here are a few tips to remember for each one: 1. Set goals. What […]Read More...
March 23rd, 2018
Posted in Equestrian Books & Resources
William Woods University Equestrian programs are home to four different seats: Dressage, Saddle Seat, Hunter/Jumper and Western, each with their own unique characteristics, styles and perks. When a student comes to William Woods, they have the opportunity to experience all four seats, but then have the opportunity to specialize in any one with riding courses […]Read More...
February 21st, 2018
Why is having a full equine science education important? A question posed by Betts Coup at the beginning of her 9-page article published in National Horseman last month titled “The Equestrian Studies Program at William Woods University: Tradition and Evolution.” The article explores the rich history of the equestrian science degree at William Woods University […]Read More...
September 11th, 2017
Posted in Leaders
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, […]Read More...
June 26th, 2017
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 […]Read More...
June 5th, 2017
Posted in Education + Therapy
Slick, a current Morgan on campus in the Western string sporting a chalk skeleton with student Victoria Berlin and Assistant Professor Laura Ward Long before Laura Ward, William Woods University Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies, had any horse experience, the Morgan was her favorite breed. She got her first Morgan in high school from a […]Read More...
June 23rd, 2016
Posted in Equine Culture
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 […]Read More...
May 26th, 2016
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 […]Read More...
April 5th, 2016
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 […]Read More...
March 25th, 2016
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 […]Read More...
March 4th, 2016