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Dr. Betty Robinson on Dr. Ruth

Dr. Betty Robinson

Director Zone 6
London, AR


Hello, I am one of the Directors from Region 6.

The following sketch will give you some idea about my background and interests.

Betty Robinson is a writer and educator with a passion for riding good mules and exploring new trails. She was born in the wheat heart of Oklahoma but has lived in Arkansas for the last 30 years. She started riding her Dad’s roping horse at the age of four and has been riding ever since.

She put herself through two years of college galloping Quarter Horses on the brush tracks in Oklahoma and worked as an assistant manager of a thoroughbred farm.

She completed her undergraduate degree in 1969, a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1973, a Masters degree in Psychology in 1980 and in 1981, joined the University of the Ozarks. In 1986 as Director of the Jones Learning Center, which is a college program for students with learning disabilities, Betty completed her Doctorate degree in Special Education. That same year she bought another horse and headed for the trails.

Betty rode her first mule on a dare from a friend but says it is the best thing that every happened to her. She bought Dr. Ruth two weeks later. Because of her love for trail riding she published her first article for Western Horseman in 1990 and since then she has authored over 50 articles for a variety of publication. For the past 10 years she has been a staff writer for Mules & More Magazine contributing the column “Tales on Trails”. In 2006 her travels and her writing culminated in a book, Exploring Trails in Mid-America, co-authored with Pat Gordon.

During the mid-90s Betty started raising mules, joined NASMA, and served her first term on the Board of Directors. With her background as an educator and her love of trails she has become a strong supporter of the NASMA youth and Versatility Trail programs.

Now in retirement from education, you will find Betty still traveling with her mules, writing, and geo-caching.


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