Cowgirls & Cowboys

While at the expo, I got to watch a performance by the Rhinestone Cowgirls drill team and Cowboy Mounted Shooting.

The only photos I got of the drill team was when they were lined up outside the arena. I got to see their performance on Saturday, where they performed a series of choreographed maneuvers.

All of the horses had matching tack:

This shade of blue is so pretty. It looked good on every horse ๐Ÿ’™

Next, the mounted shooters…

I first heard about Cowboy Mounted Shooting through an article in Breyer’s Just About Horses in the early 2000’s… I think? It was the very first issue of JAH that I received in the mail. ๐Ÿ˜„ I had never seen the sport in person, so I was interested to watch it at the expo.

Here are a few shots of some of the horses before they started.

On this one you can see how the horse is wearing earplugs.

Saddle with a rifle scabbard

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fast paced, timed event. Competitors ride a pattern consisting of 10 balloons, which are shot with single-action revolvers. (blanks)

I did get video of the riders, a few of which I’ve put together here:

Both were fun and exciting to watch!

3 thoughts on “Cowgirls & Cowboys

  1. Wow! The costumes look so great on that team! You are so inspirational to me. Your tack always looks amazing and your miniatures are perfect. I recently started a blog, and you were the blog that made me want one. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

    1. Thank you so much!! โค I checked out your blog and think you're off to a great start! Keep up the good work ^_^

      1. Thanks so much! You are a complete idol to me and Iโ€™m so happy to have your resources available to me. I always read your blog and you always blow my mind with your work. I canโ€™t even put it into words, how much I love this blog. You are quite possibly the best thing that ever happened to the hobby. ๐Ÿ˜„

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