Not long ago, I didn’t feel like an inspired rider. I felt I’d hit a wall in my 5-year-old gelding’s training progression. He’s always been a pretty solid soldier. I’ve asked him to go for long days, rope big steers, and put up with all-day horse shows and trips to cow works two states away.
Looking for a new event for the entire family? Consider mounted shooting. With its fast pace and levels of competition, it’s an event you can enjoy together. But before you can hit the course, you must safely expose your horse to gunfire. World champion gunslinger Kenda Lenseigne explains the steps to help your horse accept the unfamiliar sound of gunshots with the help of a group of experienced horse-and-rider pairs—what Lenseigne calls “the beehive method.”