Mounted Shooting

Foggy and I would like to welcome you to our Mounted Shooting page.
Ya'll come on in and sit a spell...

In loving memory of Mom - Kathie Jo Hatrick...

 

Her Dad promised her a trick saddle shown here if she'd quit riding broncs. Married at 17 rodeo gave way to starting a family...

                         

Kathie Jo at 17 yrs aboard 'Blue Dog' 
Bareback Bronc Norco Rodeo, CA 1958

Friends...

8 year old Kathie Jo on ''Goldie"

Pictured here at 16 years old. Kathie Jo was self taught trick rider.                          
 


 

                                                                    (I joined CMSA in 2005)

We've been competing in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting since 2006

I trained my own horses (and several others) to accept gunfire. I was really serious about it to begin with, taking my mare from a ladies one two a ladies 3 in two years. After retiring my mare, I laid low after starting a new horse as he was just 16 months old.

I stopped going to practices and shot about 3 times a year, after starting him as a coming 3 year old. I did not canter him at first, and very little canter work in ring as I was concerned about longeivity. I'm pretty lax when it comes to training my own horses. I don't push very hard. Busy with traveling throughout New England training horses left little time left over.

2016 found me getting serious again. New guns, new holsters and a new plan. Practice!!! at Run and Gun Ranch in Norfolk MA and clinics with Lee Ann from Lady Luck Mounted Shooting. I had been doing so many things wrong to be competitive. Imagine my surprise to learn I was awarded 2016 MA State Ladies High Point Champion. Now time to earn it!

 Cathie and Ruger Photo by Jeanne Lewis Gherardi

"Take that you pesky baloons"!

Ruger and Cathie win thier L-2 class at the Regional State Championships 2014 


 

Photo by Jon Woolf  Ruger and Cathie Killing those pesky balloons!

 Cathie and Ruger at Ma State Shoot 8-24-2014  2nd place Ladies level 2

22nd out of 39 riders. Not bad for only attending 2 or 3 shoots per year.

Cathie and Ruger at the MA State Shoot at Chippaway Stables.

Lining up the next blue balloon. Photo by Sue McGinty  


 

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demo, Saturday, November 5, 2005
Uxbridge, MA

In keeping with the theme of my clothing I rode bareback the first stage

Durring the first stage when Cachina zigged and I zagged, I was lucky to stay astride, but opted to put the saddle back on. I admire the skills of the  Native Americans

 

Although I normally ride in a Dr. Cooks
bitless bridle, I opted for a rope halter
for authenticity.

This is was our first time shooting in public. This was a demonstration only! Not an official match, we were greenhorns to the sport.

"Thanks to Jody Joyce for taking some beautiful shots"

 

Photo by Aida Schreiber. 

 Cachina placed 1st in her first 3 competitions as a Ladies 1. Cachina and I traveled to Ohio as a level 2 shooter. I did not excepect to do as good as I did. I shot clean all three days! We moved up to a Ladies Level 3 in "08" our second year competing.

Now you see it

Photo's by Paul Tassi

Now you don't!



Cowgirls have more fun!
Helen Cheney on Violet, Cathie on Ruger.
Mothers Day 2011 New Boston, NH

And here in 2012 a year later, we had not competed or practiced since last year

Ruger was awesome, me... I need to practice!

Cachina and Cathie  2006? CT

Cachina was sold in "08" but back home in 2012 Laughing

 

Ruger and Cathie 2010

Cathie and Cachina 

This was taken at the benefit for
Love Lane Therapeutic Riding Facility

Christy Hatrick preparing run (trot) at her first
Cowboy Mounted Shooting event. She came in 2nd in her class.
This was her 14th time in the saddle.
Woo Hoo!

 

Dorothy and her little dog Toto

Cathie and Cachina Halloween Shoot

My ruby slippers are hidden by the tapadero's. Photo by Ron Pownel

 

Ross Taylor was under the black cloth, I had to be still for over 10 minutes for this pose.

Shooting Lessons available at Bobcat Farm dry fire only will travel to another location to for live fire
Call for details click here to see a student's video of her first session
Look at Mothers Day shot (Photo above) Helen and her own horse Violet.

     All three horses Ruger, Cachina, and Violet on this page are ridden bitless, they have all been trained to shoot bitless.

 

 

Last Updated 4/6/2017

 

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