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