Haley Ruffner

Haley Ruffner

The Academic Equestrian: 5 Challenges of Being a Short Equestrian

Haley Ruffner, our collegiate blogger, has reached great heights so far in her intercollegiate riding career. It’s just that they’re metaphorical heights… not literal ones.

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The Academic Equestrian: 5 Things Equestrians Do Better

Equestrianism has its rewards — we know about things like confidence, responsibility and time management, but Haley Ruffner takes a look at some lighter-hearted benefits as well.

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The Academic Equestrian: Ring Presence

The difference between good and great.

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The Academic Equestrian: 6 Ways to Be a Coachable Rider

Finding an equestrian coach is just one step in the process to developing as a rider — Haley Ruffner outlines 6 ways to be a coachable rider to get the most from your experience.

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The Academic Equestrian: Up & At ‘Em

Or, what to do when your friend is a late riser.

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The 5 Stops You Meet In the Reining Pen

Before you get to actually sliding, that is.

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The Academic Equestrian: Serving As the Scribe

Haley Ruffner introduces us to this critical role in reining.

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The Academic Equestrian: A Birthday Surprise

Haley gets the best birthday gift ever.

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The Academic Equestrian: Judges Are Humans Too

Halfway through her semester of “Judging Horse Shows” (seriously, college classes are SO cool these days), Haley Ruffner is still seeking that confident cool decision-making that all judges possess … don’t they?

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The Academic Equestrian: Working On My Fitness

There’s more to rider fitness than just riding.

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The Academic Equestrian: Hero to Zero

Haley’s first show of the season didn’t quite go as planned.

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Academic Equestrian: Team Captain

Haley Ruffner, our intercollegiate equestrian blogger, has been named team captain!

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The Academic Equestrian: Back to School

Haley Ruffner is back for her sophomore year!

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