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Jean Kraus

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Professor of Equestrian Studies

(573) 592-4298

Room: 105


  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1989
  • MS, Information Science, Syracuse University, 1974
  • BA, Anthropology Linguistics, State University of New York at Oswego, 1972

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My philosophy of teaching has evolved from many years of teaching experience. I find that my mission as a teacher is to promote positive learning and to spark the student’s interest in and pursuit of lifelong learning. I work towards sharing my passion for the subjects or areas that I teach and helping students to discover their own passions. I strive to help students develop a strong knowledge base, which they will be able to utilize throughout their life and career. I strive to teach with clarity, passion, empathy, and sincere enthusiasm.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Saddle Seat, Western, Vaulting
  • Equine Event Management
  • Equine Facility Management
  • Equine Health and First Aid
  • Evaluation of the Performance Horse
  • Have toured the horse industries in Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, and Switzerland
  • History of Horsemanship Through the Ages
  • Research in Medieval and Renaissance Horsemanship at the British Museum Library
  • Tack Construction and Repair
  • Theory of Teaching Techniques

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EQU117 Theory of Performance Hrs Hlth Mgmt
  • EQS212 Theory of Teaching Techniques I
  • EQU118 Theory Prfrmnc Horse Hlth Mngmt II
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