An Adventure Begins
Our next adventure came with Ethan’s love
of horses. He was born in the wrong century. Ethan reminisces of the days of the Wild,
Wild West. Rifle shots and targets swinging
are sweet memories of ours. Many a day
was filled with me looking out the window
to see miniature ponies running through
the yard with my little eight-year-old chasing them. Knowing his love for horses and
guns, we found a sport he could do that included both: Cowboy Mounted Shooting.
What is Cowboy Mounted
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association® is
the fastest growing equestrian sport in the
nation. Mounted contestants compete in this
fast-action timed event using two . 45 caliber
single-action revolvers each loaded with
five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Association (CMSA) has a variety of levels
of competition for everyone, ranging from
novice levels to the seasoned professional.
Ethan started competing one month before
his thirteenth birthday and is now a professional. The sport opened up opportunities to
learn in more ways than I ever imagined.
Ethan was 2016 Rifle and Revolver High Point Champion and 2016 Rifle World Champion.
He was ranked #1 at the end of the 2016 season and #4 for the 2017 season.