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Liz Haben

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Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies

(573) 592-1102

Room: 104


  • MED, Equestrian Education, William Woods University, 2015
  • BS, Equestrian Science, William Woods University, 2012

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My ultimate goal is to be able to make learning both exciting and meaningful to my students. I strive to teach practical life skills in order for my students to be successful post-graduation. Furthermore, I hope to make a memorable impact on students and empower them to pursue their passion and to become lifelong learners of knowledge.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • APHA and AQHA All-Around Show Horse Training, with Special Interest in Trail
  • Arabian and Half-Arabian Western Pleasure and Hunter Pleasure
  • PtHA Pleasure, Stock, and Hunter Type All-Around Horses
  • Colt Starting and Young Horse Training
  • Ranch Riding and Ranch Horse Events
  • Intercollegiate Competitive Judging
  • Current Equestrian Trends
  • Teaching Techniques for the Western and All-Around Riding Instructor
  • Equine Breeding, Genetics, and Bloodlines
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Stable Management
  • Tack and Equine Equipment

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EQU401 Advanced Horse Management Practicum
  • EQR400 Advanced Projects
  • EQS412 Advanced Teaching Practicum
  • EQR425 Advanced Western
  • EQU415 Equestrian Senior Portfolio
  • EQR125 Fundamentals of Western Seat
  • EQU201 Horse Management Practicum I
  • EQU391 Horse Management Practicum II
  • EQR225 Intermediate Western
  • EQR325 Intermediate/Advanced Western Seat
  • EQU221 Stable Management
  • EQS235 Teaching Techniques II-Western
  • EQS345 Teaching Techniques III-Western
  • EQS355 Teaching Techniques IV-Western
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