Annette (Netty) Coker...
Netty appeared in the award winning documentary Buck. She attributes much of her philosophy on horses, as well as her own life experience within the multiple riding disciplines, to her success as a teacher.
Her passion for developing beautiful ranch and bridle horses also enables her to teach from a standpoint of experience and exposure to most any discipline or riding skill regardless of the students ability.
As a teacher of horsemanship, Netty brings over 40 years riding, training, showing, breeding & consulting experience to her students.
Netty’s passion for excellence with horses began in childhood and at the age of 10 she was showing in the youth division of the Class A Arabian Horse Circuit.
Her dedication and commitment to the horse has lead her to achieve many successes in a life long career with horses so diverse one can only imagine.
Netty has won multiple National Honors in several disciplines within the Arabian & Half Arabian Horse industry, including but not limited to English Pleasure, Western Pleasure & Hunter Pleasure. In the mid 1980’s she also earned her jockey’s license and raced successfully for several years.
While spending much of her early life employed by some of the largest breeding farms in the country, Netty’s eye for a good horse was developing and because of her skill for evaluating correct conformation she has also acted as consultant and buyer’s agent for many of her clients.
Those responsibilities including purchasing on her clients behalf both breeding animals as well as prospective show athletes, has taken her as far away as Poland and Europe.
During the mid 1990’s to 2005 Netty owned her own training & breeding facilities, and the results of her breeding program through her own personal mares still resonates in the blood of today's most successful performance horses.
In the mid 1990’s while actively participating in a competitive career breeding, training & showing horses Netty crossed paths with world renown clinician Buck Brannaman and her outlook on training and teaching was forever changed.
Since that time some 20 years ago, Netty since retired from the show ring in 2005 and has been pursuing her love of Horsemanship based on the methods of legendary horsemen Tom and Bill Dorrance and Ray Hunt through the teachings of Buck Brannaman.