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Horsemanship: An Art to Aid the Restoration of Fallen Man with Miss Amanda Johnson

Horsemanship: An Art to Aid the Restoration of Fallen Man with Miss Amanda Johnson

February 16, 2021

Winston Churchill once quipped, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Wyoming Catholic College senior, Miss Amanda Johnson enthusiastically agrees.

Last week was senior oration week at Wyoming Catholic. As I explained last week, our seniors write a thesis in the fall and after Christmas break present some portion of their work in a half hour lecture followed by a half hour of questions from a faculty panel and from their peers.

Topics ranged from the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins to nostalgia in Willa Cather’s novels, from the chiastic structure of St. Augustine’s Confessions to cryptography, from hunting to horsemanship—the topic of this podcast. Our guest is Miss Amanda Johnson, one of our star horsewomen.

In a Snow Cave in the Shadow of the Grand Teton with Bob Milligan

In a Snow Cave in the Shadow of the Grand Teton with Bob Milligan

January 26, 2021

Most people, when winter sets in, are willing to go out now and again, but would rather sit by a fire with a hot beverage reading. No doubt our Wyoming Catholic College freshmen would enjoy that, but instead this week they’re camping in the shadow of the Grand Teton.

Just as our freshmen arrive early for fall semester so that they can spend three weeks backpacking, so they arrived early for spring semester head out into the wilderness—this time a cold snowy wilderness—for a week of backpacking, camping, cross-country skiing, and a day of alpine skiing.

Bob Milligan (Class of 2018) is on the staff of Wyoming Catholic College's COR Expeditions. He has been working on the freshmen winter trip logistics was kind enough to take a brief time out to tell us about the trip.

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