Laura White, assistant professor of Equine Science. (NMSU photo by Angela Simental.)
NMSU equine professor prepares students to be future leaders
Her first horse was a mean, little pony her parents bought her even though she was a little too young to ride, but Laura White learned not to give in and to pursue her passion for horses.
“My parents thought it was just a phase, but I’ve always loved horses. They are truly magnificent beasts,” said White, New Mexico State University assistant professor of equine science.
Originally from Texas, White now owns two horses—one for show and one miniature horse, which she is teaching new tricks.
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