Stacy Westfall Mounted Shooting…I finally moved up a level!

Those of you who have been following my progress in mounted shooting may have noticed that I pretty much took last year off. At least in the public view.

Behind the scenes I was actually shooting quite a bit…at a walk and a trot. Popcorn wasn’t quite sure that he wanted to participate in the the game. So I kept it slow and took all of last year (not to mention the year and a half prior to that) to finish building his confidence.

And here is a photo of the results! I finally moved up to a level 2! For those of you who are not familiar with the levels a rider begins at one and moves up to six. At this rate I calculate it will take me…..twelve year! Lol…

Hopefully we retain what we have learned a little better than that. Or at least I hope so! Here is a video of us at work.


  1. Jessica on March 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats! You two did an excellent job out there! You were smokin! lol

  2. Debby Brown on March 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I saw you shoot your first gun (or think it was!) at the AQHA Quarterfest w/Piston Anne! You liked it then so I am not surprised you have taken this up! It is not going to take you 12 yrs! I have faith. Congrats on your new level & good luck keeping Popcorn focused!

    • Stacy on March 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Pretty close to it! I don’t think I had been to a shoot yet at that time. Lol…funny.

  3. Stephanie on March 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Stacy – (Hi Sandy) – Congratulations ! …….. in the next few weeks my horse and I begin training for mounted shooting. I’m excited about it – I don’t know whether she will be as thrilled about it as I am.

  4. Sandy Carr on March 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hi Stacy! I “hear” ya. I have decided to go back to riding horses, been off of them and driving for over 15 years! Sp excited to start mounted shooting training on my new horse as I get really near to 60 years old. I have a terrific teacher in NM, and bought a horse who has already competed to level 5 in CMSA. I will start in SASS and move to CMSA…SO much fun. YOU and your horse looked great….nice and easy is the way I will go too! Many wishes for much success!

  5. sara on March 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    awesome 🙂

  6. javeriyasayeedsiddiqui on March 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

    yeayy congrats stacy! 😀

  7. Pat on March 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations!! It looks like lots of fun and Popcorn looks like he doesn’t mind it at all.

  8. Janet Hall on March 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Now that game looks like way to much fun, but on the other hand I could see the rodeo that I would have if I tried that, and I told old to be used as a lawn dart anymore.

  9. Deanna on March 6, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Way to go! Looks fun!

  10. Lindsay on March 6, 2012 at 6:24 am


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