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Haley Ruffner

Haley Ruffner

The Academic Equestrian: There’s No Place Like Home

“Coming home is humbling, moving from the comparative grandeur of a large, heated arena to a little old cow barn held together with generations of odds and ends, filled with well-loved but not necessarily high-priced or fancy-bred horses.”

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The Academic Equestrian: The Return of ‘My Medieval Weekend’

Riding as your school’s living mascot is one of the more unique and exciting (if bizarre) things you can do with a horse — and Haley Ruffner has taken up the mantle for Alfred University.

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The Academic Equestrian: Boundaries

Haley has some eye-opening interactions with the public while on horseback.

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The Academic Equestrian: The Final Fall

Our collegiate blogger Haley Ruffner starts her senior year!

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The Academic Equestrian: Reflections on Ireland

Haley goes abroad to experience horse life in Ireland!

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The Academic Equestrian: A Nationals Recap

Haley and the team are back from Harrisburg!

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The Academic Equestrian: Slide’s First Show

Haley Ruffner tackles her most unusual final exam yet: taking her colt starting project horse Slide through his

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The Academic Equestrian: Being an Athlete

Horseback riding is certainly an athletic endeavor, but it’s not always understood by athletes in traditional field or

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The Academic Equestrian: Finding Focus

Haley finds new meaning in the concept of “riding like no one is watching” — not in performing

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The Academic Equestrian: Unexpected Yeehaws

“One of the most important things I’ve gleaned from this experience is that you can’t get upset working

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The Academic Equestrian: Bringing Up Baby

“He danced, whinnied, and tried to chew on his lead rope while the class looked on. I felt

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The Academic Equestrian: Semi-Finals Success

Haley Ruffner’s team hosted one of three intercollegiate Semi-Finals taking place last weekend across the country, and last

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The Academic Equestrian: Delegating

“It’s a group project for a reason.”

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The Academic Equestrian: Expectations

Haley works through some challenges in colt starting.

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The Academic Equestrian: Evolution

“I’ve grown up there, and the facility has evolved around me.”

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The Academic Equestrian: Baby Steps

Haley’s colt starting class continues!

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The Academic Equestrian: Starting From Scratch

Haley’s biggest challenge to date: colt starting.

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The Academic Equestrian: Back to the Future

“The least I can do is be confident for them.”

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