I teach Western horsemaship for fun and recreation. ALL about horses... how they communicate, why they do what they do, how to take care of a horse, how to ride a horse. My goal is for you to have fun thru games and challenges with safety as my highest priority. 30 years ago I was Certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association and keep that certification current by attending continuing education classes, seminars, conferences and lessons for myself. I volunteer at a summer camp for those same 30years where i am currently the head wrangler for 3 weeks each summer.
I love shareing my love of horses with others. You learn another 'language' when you are around horses and it is exciting when you start to communicate with such a large and powerful animal. Plus its REALLY fun! I LOVE what I do. I never 'go to work'. I 'go to the barn'.
Sheri Duke is amazing: supportive, patient and knowledgeable. An excellent instructor for all levels. Her stables and horses are very well cared for. A really good experience.
Sheri is an outstanding instructor. She is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. Duke Horsemanship is a wonderful experience. The barn, grounds and horses are very well taken care of.
Sheri is an excellent instructor. She is a really good teacher, patient and so knowledgeable. Her horses and barn are wonderful. She instructed my granddaughter and was incredibly proficient. Duke Horsemanship is a fantastic place to learn about horses and ride them.
Sheri is friendly, fun, and fantastic! She is super with kids of all ages. Sheri has been wonderful for our 7 year old daughter who loves horses. She has taught care, safety and proper riding.
tour of the facility, rules and then right to hands on with the horses. I teach safety first... how to be safe around all horses, not just the horses at my place. You will learn what a horse is saying to you and how to respond to that information.
Certified horsemanship association membership and certification since 1988. This requires proof of continuing education (a lot of it) every 3 years .
$60 private, $40 semi private, $30 3-4 students. Flexible schedule, pay as you ride (no prepaid lesson plan)
its a long story, but basically i took horsemanship classes at summer camp as a kid. I am now the head wrangler at that same summer camp. When my own children were old enough, i started teaching privately at our family barn in Kenmore. Our family has owned horses for 30+ years now. Between camp and our barn, i have taught that whole time.
Mostly beginner to intermediate. My goal is to build a foundation and love of horses. I teach age 8 on up. I think my oldest student was 65ish. I teach for fun and recreation.
anytime a student and a horse connect and finally understand each other I am excited. My horses are GREAT teachers. We all just need to learn how to communicate with them.
Look around you. It should be tidy, well fed horses, organized. I would ask questions about saftey, rules and policies and if those rules and policies are being followed. Horses are big powerful animals, and i want to know that the risks are kept to a minimum.
What is their goal in riding? competition, community, fun and recreation, to learn a new skill, build confidence, learn a 'new language' by learning about horses, to RUN on a horse, to get ready for a 'dude ranch experience' . All great reasons to learn to ride!