Cowboy Mounted shooting is a sport that combines elements of old-time Wild West Show exhibition, along with the elements of barrel racing, pole bending, reining, and many other equestrian skills; all done while using two 45lc caliber single action revolvers, loaded with 5 rounds each of black powder blanks to shoot ten balloon targets set in a special random pattern or Old West type scenario called a ‘stage’. Some say this is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the United States. If you try it, you will understand why.
Obstacle training is done to build confidence and assist in a more trusting relationship between horse and rider. We will show you how to properly introduce your horse to scary objects. How to build your horse's confidence and reward for bravery. How to keep him/her under control when they spook. Your horse needs to know that, at times, you are willing to leave with them, so he/she doesn't decide to leave without you. You will be shown how to turn their leaving into staying and overcoming scary objects. You will be able to show your horse that you do recognize danger, and to trust your judgment in the matter. You want your horse to know that you will never ask him or her to do something that will put them in any danger. Then you know, you and your horse have a partnership of trust.
Our main goal to establish a great relationship between you and your trusted steed. It’s a lot like, “Dancing with the Stars”, the more time you spend together dancing the better you get to know one another. The better you communicate and trust each other, the better horse/rider relationship you will have. What we strive for, is showing you some of the things that your horse experiences with a bit class, a balance presentation, and horse movement explanation. We explain the three zones of communication and how they relate to your horses movement. We do these things to help you understand how the horse moves and what you are communicating with your legs to get your horse to move the direction you want to go. In a nutshell, our mission is to make your relationship with your horse more of a partnership through understanding and better communication.