Mounted shooting challenges riders to improve their marksmanship and their horsemanship while clocking the fastest time.
“It’s not the first balloon that you hit that gets you hooked on cowboy mounted shooting,” says Leann Lawson of Valley Center, California. “It’s the first balloon that you miss.”
When you take aim, fire and pop your first balloon, adrenaline courses through your body, she explains. But when you miss – even one out of 30 targets – your pursuit of perfection keeps you coming back for more.