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 below (bottom photo of mom) 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
8 year old Kathie Jo on ''Goldie"
Pictured here at 16 years old. Kathie Jo was a self taught trick rider.
2022 went to Lexington VA, couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. We had not been practicing at speed as I have been seriously riding and bringing my young horse along, I didn't think he was quite ready for VA so I brought my steady Ruger. He was perfect, he did his job! I fet pretty strong comming off my bad TPF fracture from last year so that was a big plus! I just got the latest copy of the "Run Down" Here's the article.
2021 went to Lexington again as a senior ladies 4 I placed 3rd out of 15 in my class as well as shooting clean for the match. I brought Jasper along for the ride as he will be shooting in 2022 He seems to love it, more than my other two it's been fun brining him along.
Consistently thinks of the good of the club, good sportsmanship at all times. A person who understands that this is a team sport ( horse and rider) and always puts the horse first.
2017 I attended more shooting events than ever! A total of sixteen. Three were in PA
I shot clean at several shoots the biggest one was Treas Trailers PA State CMSA Championship I was the only clean shooter out of 82 riders!
(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 and not under saddle yet.
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 for riding my own.
2016 found me getting serious again. New guns, new holsters and a new plan. Practice!!! at Run and Gun Ranch in Norfolk MA and a week long clinic 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
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
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
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.
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 1/10/2020