474 S. Shaw Lane, 1287 Anthony Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Michigan State University Department of Animal Science
Karen Waite is an equine Extension specialist at Michigan State University and teaches and advises equine students in the MSU Department of Animal Science. In her role with Michigan State University Extension, she coordinates the Adult Equine Extension program and is the Director of Leadership Development for My Horse University. In addition, she oversees the Youth Equine Extension program and is active with eXtension Horse Quest. Her teaching responsibilities include a variety of equine courses and she is faculty advisor to the MSU Equestrian team and Horsemen’s Association. Karen also oversees the Michigan 4-H PEP Program, for riders with disabilities. Further, Karen is the past president of the American Youth Horse Council, President of the Michigan Quarter Horse Association and is a carded judge with the ABRA, and POAC. Karen has a Bachelor’s Degrees in Education and Animal Science, and a Master’s Degree in Animal Science with a nutrition emphasis, as well as a Doctoral degree in Sports Psychology with an emphasis on equestrian sport and activity.
March 29, 2018 | Working together to optimize the hay buying and selling experience.
February 26, 2016 | Managing equine disease outbreaks just got easier.
February 16, 2016 | Having scribes in scored classes will go a long way toward ensuring successful, educational horse shows.
August 13, 2015 | Having a plan in place is the key to your safety.
August 3, 2015 | Good management can help prevent impaction colic.
July 27, 2015 | With warm summer months comes Potomac Horse Fever.
March 31, 2015 | With recent EHV-1 concerns, horse owners should educate themselves and take the proper precautions to keep their horses healthy.
November 5, 2014 | Michigan’s 4-H Horse Judges List has a long history of excellence.
October 31, 2014 | Judging horse shows requires much more than just experience showing horses.
June 26, 2014 | Spectators and visitors can play a role on keeping equine activities safe and enjoyable.