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Michele Smith

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Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies, Hunter/Jumper

(573) 592-1101

Room: 102


  • MBA, Business Administration, William Woods University, 1997
  • BA, Business Administration, William Woods University, 1983

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My teaching style has evolved over the years — and will probably continue to evolve as I find more effective ways to communicate with my students. My goal in teaching is to impart as much information to my students as I can in the context of my classes. I try to draw on real life experiences — not only mine but others — that will help them understand where and how they fit into this profession and in their future. I try to make the classes relaxed, as it has always been my contention that students learn best in an environment that is non-threatening.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Hunter/Jumper Teaching Techniques
  • Horse Management
  • Equestrian Business Practices
  • Anatomy
  • Event Management

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EQR421 Advanced Hunt Seat
  • EQR427 Advanced Jumper
  • EQS412 Advanced Teaching Practicum
  • EQU405 Equine Business Practices
  • EQA300 Fall Derby Prep
  • EQR121 Fundamentals of Hunt Seat
  • EQU201 Horse Management Practicum I
  • EQS331 Hunter/Jumper Issues
  • EQR221 Intermediate Hunt Seat
  • EQR327 Intermediate Jumper
  • EQR321 Intermediate/Advanced Hunt Seat
  • EQU206 Introduction to Equine Entreprnrshp
  • EQS231 Teaching Techniques II-Hunter/Jumpr
  • EQS341 Teaching Techniques III-Hunter/Jump
  • EQS352 Teaching Techniques IV-Hunter/Jumpr
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