Cowboy Dressage

Sh_regWhen you read the Cowboy Dressage® Mission Statement, you will understand why I have embraced Cowboy Dressage as enthusiastically as a perfect fit for my existing Natural Horsemanship Program.  The two disciplines put the relationship and well-being of the horse as well as the horse and human relationship as their priority.

One of the greatest assets that I have embraced from Cowboy Dressage is that I have become so aware of the importance of being on the receiving end of messages sent to me by my horses.

Whether you are pursuing Cowboy Dressage with some friendly competition in mind, or simply enhancing your Natural Horsemanship skills, I believe you will agree that you and your partner will thoroughly enjoy the Cowboy Dressage Challenge Court as well as the standard Cowboy Dressage Court.

Cowboy Dressage® Mission Statement


TRCherylCowboy Dressage Mission and Vision Soft Feel (or Fresh Rein) is the guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage. It is a wordless, intimate and for some a spiritual communication within the partnership between horse and rider. Soft Feel is not only sending messages but having the sensitivity and awareness to feel and receive the message the horse sends back. The timing and use of the Release, Relaxation, Preparation and Execution are the basic fundamentals of Soft Feel. Since Soft Feel is the mission of Cowboy Dressage it will be scored with emphases on lightness, harmony, finesse and partnership as a priority. Balance, cadence, carriage, control, and performance are additional areas the horse and rider will be judged and scored.



List of Upcoming Cowboy Dressage® Events


Saturday March 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Posted by Summer Wind Ranch on November 29, 2019

Friday March 20, 2020 9:00 AM

Cowboy Dressage with Balance, Bend, and Straightness
Presented by: Sherrill Shotigian-Ross

Cowboy Dressage World – Spring Show | Rancho Murieta, CA

In Cowboy Dressage we like our horses to bend well, be flexible, and also exhibit straightness.

Circles will require that your horse develop a great deal of strength in his back and hindquarters— in fact, in his entire body. In order to travel correctly around a turn or circle, your horse must bend his body through his rib cage, rather than simply turn his nose to the inside.

We desire straightness for many reasons, but mainly to ensure bilateral balance in the horse. It takes time to develop the balance and strength necessary to do any of these maneuvers well.

Sherrill will be giving you some tips on riding the Cowboy Dressage court with precision and help you get your Cowboy Dressage dreams headed in the right direction.

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Posted by Summer Wind Ranch on January 14, 2020

Saturday March 21, 2020
Sunday March 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Spring Show – March 21 – 22, 2020
Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, Ca

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Posted by Summer Wind Ranch on November 29, 2019