Sheryl Strathman

Sheryl Strathman


Sheryl is drawn to Cowboy Dressage because it provides an opportunity for horse enthusiasts of all abilities to progress their horsemanship skills within the boundaries of respect for the horse and respect for their fellow horseman.  It isn’t just about pleasing a judge in a competition.  Horsemanship is a life long journey exploring a deeper level of partnership with your equine companions and human friends.

Sheryl’s show background, before Cowboy Dressage, includes AQHA all-around classes, NRHA reining and AQHA Ranch Riding. Sheryl is also a Cowboy Dressage Recommended Senior Judge and Level 3 clinician.  Her passion is studying biomechanics with Jean Luc Cornille, through the IHTC course of Science of Motion.  The implementation of the biomechanics knowledge helps her and her students develop sound, athletic horses who are willing partners. 


Attend A Clinic

Sheryl Strathman-($50 each session)

Friday a.m. – How is Cowboy Dressage different from other dressage disciplines?
Understanding the Cowboy Dressage Court
Understanding the Cowboy Dressage Judging Criteria
Looking at the maneuvers and gaits
Accepting 4 Riders
Friday p.m. – Using Cowboy Dressage to develop your horses’ athletic ability
Balancing the maneuvers using biomechanics.
Riding the rail and center line
Accepting 4 Riders

Saturday a.m. – Keeping your horse sound using Cowboy Dressage Maneuvers
Review, Riding the Rail and Center line
Circles, Circles and more circles…
Accepting 4 Riders
Saturday p.m. – Let’s string the maneuvers together!!
Review of Riding the Rail, Center line and Circles with balance!
Transitions with balance
Accepting 4 Riders