Cowboy Mounted Shooting | Curt Moore
| CMSA Scully Western US Championship | Las Vegas AUGUST 2014
Learn Cowboy Mounted Shooting secrets from Curt Moore. Whether you were born in the saddle or have never been on a horse, Cowboy Mounted Shooting is an amazing sport. Curt Moore offers the best in Texas for hands-on training and expert instruction for you and your horse. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing Equestrian sport in the United States.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Mounted Shooters use .45 caliber single action revolvers like those used in the late 1800′s. Despite the use of double action revolvers in the Old West, mounted shooting limits our competitions to single action revolvers.
Riders are scored on time and accuracy. There is a 5 second penalty for each missed target, a 5 second penalty for dropping a gun, a 10 second penalty for not running the course correctly and a 60 second penalty for falling off your horse. Speed’s very important, and a typical patterns are run in 15-35 seconds, so penalties can really hurt. There are 50+ possible patterns. The patterns everyone will ride are pre-determined or are drawn out of a hat on the day of the competition. A competition may consist of 3 to 6 patterns a day. Each pattern consists of 10 balloons.
One good example of a pattern. Total of 5 white and 5 red balloons. The 5 white balloons are together in one place or spread out over the entire arena. The rider shoots all 5 white balloons first. Then, the rider holsters the first gun while riding to the far end of the arena, draws the second gun, and shoots the 5 red balloons, which are usually 5 in a row straight towards the finish line. They call this ‘the Rundown’