A: I’m Steve Brown. I’m the Director Western Riding Program, Instructor of Riding at The University of Findlay.
Q: What is something hands-on students are doing now?
We have a pleasure futurity that the seniors participate in. Colts are bought from numerous breeders after Quarter Horse Congress. Seniors choose their colts in the fall, and after they evaluate them, they’ll come back to campus in January and start to ride them.
Q: How have you seen your students change professionally?
There’s a freshman that came in pretty green, as far as riding goes, but she’s since done a few internships and is now a senior. She’s very professional, and it’s amazing how much she’s changed.
Q: What’s the best part about teaching in the equestrian program?
I just can’t wait to get to work every day. It’s so interesting to see the students and the horses advance.
Q: Do you have advice for students making their college decision?
Make sure your professors are role models. For four years, we shape student’s lives, and it’s very important you pick a school where you respect the professors. It’s a big, big decision you have to make.