Love to teach. Watching young and old learn and grow. All about finding the feel and accomplishing goals. Have been in this industry for about 20 years and hopefully 20 more.
My daughter has taken lessons here for over 5 years and has continued to improve her riding and skill set. Sheri, the owner is patient, knowledgeable and gives thoughtful, clear guidance and instruction. She wants the best for her students and doesn’t rush or push students through. She progresses training based on the riders abilities and when they’re ready, always keeping both the rider and the horse’s safety in mind. Sheri covers everything from basic horsemanship, all aspects of animal care, equipment upkeep and riding etiquette, as well as understanding your horse, it’s abilities and how the rider and horse work together. My daughter has attended numerous shows with Sheri and she spends her time focused on her students and the horses, preparing them for show classes, coaching during and providing feedback after each one. My daughter has been riding since she was 5, so when we finally decided to buy a horse, Sheri was a huge help with the entire process and worked with us to find the best fit. And she continues to provide her support, knowledge and her time, helping us with our horse’s care. Definitely recommend!
Firstly, at Integrity Sport Horse, I like the instructor, Sheri Kusaba, is consummate professional, great communicator, well organized, and run with Integrity. Secondly, Integrity Sport Horse provides an education from the ground up, not only in grooming, but in how and why we care for her lesson horses (which are fantastic and well trained from beginning to advanced levels). The lesson horses are beautiful, well trained, well cared for. I became hungry for education and knowledge, the kinds of things you only learn by doing, not a book. I wanted more, to learn not only how to ride feel the horse, understand how the horse thinks, and learn life lessons as well. For example, how the horse responds to me, how I respond to the horse, that's is key, exactly the experience I wanted and receive at Integrity Sport Horse. Sheri is knowledgeable in all area's of horsemanship has a common sense approach to horsemanship, instruction, a professional with decades of experience, most importantly, shares her knowledge, and wants her riders to have same level of Integrity. Sheri Kusaba, Integrity Sport Horse, has beginning riders to advanced hunter/jumper award winning riders. We cheer each other on as in any sport no matter if its your first time on a horse or if a person is advanced levels. I never felt pushed beyond my capabilities, yet I am inspired to be my best, and even if I was anxious to jump over a jump, Sheri will always say, "I would not ask you to do something you weren't ready for." Through her years of experience she could tell it was me holding me back, not the horse holding me back.
We work on horsemanship. Grooming helps understand communication to and from a horse. So taking time to do this gets you in tune with the horse's like and dislikes.
Always learning and open-minded to new ideas. Have worked with many trainer's and veterinarians.
Started riding when i was 12 and never wanted to leave the barn. Offered a job with Virginia (Ginny) Spooner and the rest is history
All ages from 5 to 75
What are your goals with riding/lessons? Is this a leisure ride or working towards being your own trainer?