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I love authentic moments. Wandering about during a shoot, at an event, and simply observing life really offers an opportunity to seize incredible photographs. On this particular day, it was a beautiful golden afternoon. The sun was staging the entrance gate into the arena perfectly. The back lit dust from previous runs illuminated the riders from the Florida sun. I glanced over my shoulder and saw a “story-telling moment” between a horseman and his partner. I just had to capture it! In so many ways, it communicated the heart of the sport I have come to love, Cowboy Mounted Shooting. It’s the most humbling equine sport I personally have had the privilege of competing in. The amount of work, passion, grit, and determination it takes to persist past failures, set backs, slip hammers, etc is unmeasurable and pushes us to strive for excellence. If we allow it, that stress can easily set us back and discourage us. We must keep our perspective and focus. When I look from behind my lens instead of down the barrel of my 45, I see the world differently. I exchange the pressure of competition with the reality of the journey. I am reminded that all the dedication and work we tirelessly put in sets us on a path that is bigger than the stage we just ran. That perspective tells a different story. It communicates emotion that oftentimes we overlook at a glance. This particular moment inspired me. In my passion for photography, I look for a story and this moment certainly told one. It communicates a tale of the relationship between a horse and its rider, humbled, challenged, and shaped by the sport we love so much. A sport that brings us together, gives us purpose, reminds us of family, and teaches us about ourselves.
I was truly honored when I was asked if this image could be used as the cover of CMSA’s Rundown. I knew Lance and Bodie were a wonderful definition of so many of the stories that we all share with our partners. Life is made up of these authentic moments and gives accolades to the victories that we work hard to achieve. It communicates clearly where it all begins… between the heart of a horse and the soul it so selflessly carries. Thank you.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Greg Jackson
LA Carlson
Tammy Coffman
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LA Carlson
Long post, worth the read.
I received some super exciting news today. My friend and fellow shooter Ethan Stanley called me and asked if I received the latest CMSA Rundown Magazine? I said no, why Ethan responded saying you and Bodie are on the front cover. My response was what are you talking about. Followed by Ethan sending me the below photo.
To my utmost surprise, the picture was taken at a match by Holly Long-Jackson. Both Holly and Greg Jackson had a little something to do with this. Thank you both.
How did this happen, let’s start at the beginning. None of this would have taken place without key people in my world. First and foremost, Al Rollins is the one person who introduced me to the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and let me live in his horse trailer at every match for over a year. He also told me this will be the most humbling thing you do in your life!!! While laughing at me. 100% Truth. And every day I still thank him even after hundreds of wet saddle pads. Al then told me to find a horse, so Jana Carlson started researching and talked to a lot of people in the business. One of those people suggested calling Carrie Callum Day and Eric Day both accomplished riders and shooters in the sport, who owned “EveryGirlCrazyBouta” AKA - Bodie. In turn, the Days sold me Bodie and our journey began 4 years ago.
Al then suggested contacting Eric Ryan Anderson and Sharyl Anderson for training, which I did, and for the last 4 years, they have both had a huge impact on my success. Eric and I would talk for hours over the years about building a relationship with your horse. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what he meant, but as time has gone on, I see it clearly, now.
I have crashed on Bodie several times where we both have gone down together, not one time has he left my side and run off. He has stood back up and waited for me to get back up, each and every time. I apologized and thanked him. There are countless other examples I could share of how we have grown our relationship. The one thing I can share is these horses are not a tool, they feel like we feel and should be treated not as a tool but as a partner with the utmost respect that you would do anything for, and in turn, they will do anything for you.
Thank you to the Cowboy Mounted Shooting staff for the honor of being on the magazine coverLA Carlson
Long post, worth the read.
I received some super exciting news today. My friend and fellow shooter Ethan Stanley called me and asked if I received the latest CMSA Rundown Magazine? I said no, why Ethan responded saying you and Bodie are on the front cover. My response was what are you talking about. Followed by Ethan sending me the below photo.
To my utmost surprise, the picture was taken at a match by Holly Long-Jackson. Both Holly and Greg Jackson had a little something to do with this. Thank you both.
How did this happen, let’s start at the beginning. None of this would have taken place without key people in my world. First and foremost, Al Rollins is the one person who introduced me to the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and let me live in his horse trailer at every match for over a year. He also told me this will be the most humbling thing you do in your life!!! While laughing at me. 100% Truth. And every day I still thank him even after hundreds of wet saddle pads. Al then told me to find a horse, so Jana Carlson started researching and talked to a lot of people in the business. One of those people suggested calling Carrie Callum Day and Eric Day both accomplished riders and shooters in the sport, who owned “EveryGirlCrazyBouta” AKA - Bodie. In turn, the Days sold me Bodie and our journey began 4 years ago.
Al then suggested contacting Eric Ryan Anderson and Sharyl Anderson for training, which I did, and for the last 4 years, they have both had a huge impact on my success. Eric and I would talk for hours over the years about building a relationship with your horse. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what he meant, but as time has gone on, I see it clearly, now.
I have crashed on Bodie several times where we both have gone down together, not one time has he left my side and run off. He has stood back up and waited for me to get back up, each and every time. I apologized and thanked him. There are countless other examples I could share of how we have grown our relationship. The one thing I can share is these horses are not a tool, they feel like we feel and should be treated not as a tool but as a partner with the utmost respect that you would do anything for, and in turn, they will do anything for you.
Thank you to the Cowboy Mounted Shooting staff for the honor of being on the magazine cover
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LA Carlson
Long post, worth the read.  
I received some super exciting news today.  My friend and fellow shooter Ethan Stanley called me and asked if I received the latest CMSA Rundown Magazine? I said no, why Ethan responded saying you and Bodie are on the front cover.  My response was what are you talking about.  Followed by Ethan sending me the below photo.  
To my utmost surprise, the picture was taken at a match by Holly Long-Jackson.  Both Holly and Greg Jackson had a little something to do with this.  Thank you both. 
How did this happen, let’s start at the beginning. None of this would have taken place without key people in my world.  First and foremost, Al Rollins is the one person who introduced me to the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and let me live in his horse trailer at every match for over a year.  He also told me this will be the most humbling thing you do in your life!!! While laughing at me.  100% Truth. And every day I still thank him even after hundreds of wet saddle pads.  Al then told me to find a horse, so Jana Carlson started researching and talked to a lot of people in the business. One of those people suggested calling Carrie Callum Day and Eric Day both accomplished riders and shooters in the sport, who owned “EveryGirlCrazyBouta” AKA - Bodie. In turn, the Days sold me Bodie and our journey began 4 years ago.  
Al then suggested contacting Eric Ryan Anderson and Sharyl Anderson for training, which I did, and for the last 4 years, they have both had a huge impact on my success.  Eric and I would talk for hours over the years about building a relationship with your horse.  In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what he meant, but as time has gone on, I see it clearly, now. 
I have crashed on Bodie several times where we both have gone down together, not one time has he left my side and run off. He has stood back up and waited for me to get back up, each and every time. I apologized and thanked him.  There are countless other examples I could share of how we have grown our relationship. The one thing I can share is these horses are not a tool, they feel like we feel and should be treated not as a tool but as a partner with the utmost respect that you would do anything for, and in turn, they will do anything for you.  
Thank you to the Cowboy Mounted Shooting staff for the honor of being on the magazine cover
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October 11-15, 2022
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