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Laura Ward

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Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies

(573) 592-1153

Academic Building
Room: 99


  • MS, Agricultural Education, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 1995
  • BS, Equestrian Science, William Woods University, 1982

Teaching Philosophy:

  • It is the horse that brings students to the Equestrian Studies Division at WWU and the business/liberal arts setting that allows them to discover their best fit in this industry. Twenty-five years of teaching about horses has rewarded me with students and experiences that I could have never imagined. I have learned that teachable moments come at the most unexpected times, and that one ever knows if they will be the student or the teacher.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Careers in the Horse Industry
  • Equestrian Programs — College/University
  • Equine Anatomy
  • Equine Management
  • Equine Nutrition
  • History of the Breeds of Horses
  • Longlining and Driving
  • Summer Riding Camps/Programs

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EQU101 Equestrian First Year Seminar
  • EQU402 Equestrian Leadership Strategies
  • EQS333 History of Breeds and Bloodlines
  • EQU111 Introduction to the Horse Industry
  • EQS320 Origins of Modern Riding
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