I've been back from Las Vegas for a little over a week and I feel like I'm almost recovered. The Western US Championships was a great experience. I'm working on editing video so I can share my journey with you, so hang tight on that one.
This week I want to share with you an interview I did about a month ago. Cecil and Leslie Berry are getting close to wrapping up their first year of mounted shooting and they really jumped in with both feet. There are some great little anecdotes in this interview that are interesting and provide a great perspective. Cecil also has a unique set of holsters that you might find interesting. Enjoy, and as always please feel free to comment or ask questions.
One of the great things about Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the people. They are truly amazing! I know of no other sport where your competitor would let you borrow equipment if something happened to yours. I've seen mounted shooters loan our their horses, pistols, holsters, and various pieces of tack. This community is truly one of a kind.
It is with that spirit that I want to introduce you to a great competitor and a great person, Rob Boucher. I've know Rob for a few years now. I love to watch him shoot and ride because I always learn something. I've seen him have amazing shoots and some not so good ones. But no matter his outcome he always has a smile on his face. So when he agreed to let me interview him I was very excited.
Rob is my first ever on camera interview so forgive my amateur mistakes. It was also incredibly windy that day so some of the audio is not that great. My apologies. Those things aside, Rob had some very insightful things to say. I think what he talks about is good for both new and veteran shooters. It was also great to get to know Rob on a more personal level. Who knew that Rob and his wife Shelley (whom I adore!) not only travel together but own a business together too? Rob did a great job and I really enjoyed putting this together. I hope you enjoy it as well.
This interview has been put into three parts.
Check out this link for the playlist or click on the videos below.
Courtney brings over 25 years of horse experience to the arena. She has spent time in the show ring competing with Saddlebreds in show pleasure and equitation. While competing in that discipline she had several undefeated years with too many championships to list. She then made the transition into rodeo where she competed in barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and goat tying. Courtney found her true passion when she tried Cowboy Mounted Shooting. After just one ride she was hooked. Since then she has won State and Regional buckles, qualified for the CMSA World Championships several times, and placed 7th in the world in 2014.