Haley Ruffner

Haley Ruffner

The Academic Equestrian: IHSA Nationals Recap

Our collegiate blogger came, saw and conquered at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals — and pens a heartfelt thank-you to the horses, volunteers and staff that made it a show to remember.

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The Academic Equestrian: Game Face

The weird expressions you have in horse show photos.

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The Academic Equestrian: Old Cowboys

May you be lucky enough to know one.

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The Academic Equestrian: Dressing the Part

Sometimes show clothes can feel like a costume.

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The Academic Equestrian: Traveling With Hat Cans

What’s in those mysterious boxes?

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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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