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Dr. Karen Waite

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Aired July 20, 2018

How to begin describing Professor and Sports Psychologist Dr. Karen Waite, whose expertise and generosity in sharing her knowledge are truly remarkable -- even among the phenomenal guests Because of Horses Podcast has been fortunate to interview? (And did I mention she's incredibly nice and fun to talk with?)

Read on and you'll see what I mean:

> Director of Undergraduate Education in Michigan State's Department of Animal Science

> Coordinator of Michigan State's Horse Management Program

> Faculty Coordinator of Michigan State's Horse Teaching and Research Center

> Faculty Advisor to Michigan State's Equestrian Team

> Karen manages the Michigan 4-H Horse Judges List

> She coordinates the Michigan 4-H Proud Equestrians Program for riders with disabilities

> Past-President of the American Youth Horse Council

> Past-President of the Michigan Quarter Horse Association

> She's a carded judge with the POAC

> Oh yeah -- and she's a professor and also fulfills several Extension appointments...

In short, ask Karen anything about horses, competing, and being an equestrian, and you're going to be treated to an astounding wealth of knowledge. She's especially passionate about teaching and inspiring students to explore a wide variety of careers within the horse world.