WWU’s Lampe Quoted in New Equestrian Book

Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science at William Woods University, is quoted in a new book called “Horse Smarts for the Busy Rider” by Rick Lamb.


In the book, Lampe puts in perspective the five gaits of today’s Saddlebred show horse. Her quote appears in the chapter on riding. Other chapters cover behavior, training, competing, equipment, care, breeds and anecdotes.


Each page of the 342-page book was originally a short radio program hosted by Lamb, who does two nationally syndicated radio programs, “The Horse Show with Rick Lamb” and “The Horse Show Minute.”


Lamb has conducted more than 1,000 interviews with trainers, instructors, clinicians, competitors, veterinarians and other horse experts. His programs have won six national awards.


A faculty member at William Woods since 1968, Lampe is also a horse show judge and competitor. In 2003 she showed her own horse, Callaway’s Born to Win, to earn the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship title at the World Championship Saddlebred show held at the Kentucky State Fair.


Lampe has been the recipient of the United Professional Horseman’s Association Equitation Instructor of the Year Award, “Distinguished Professor Award” at William Woods and, in 2002, she was named the Missouri-Kansas Horse Person of the Year at the American Royal Horse Show.