My good friend (the one helping me train my fillies) and her husband used to compete nationally. He was even inducted into the CMSA Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004. My friend shoots bareback so its a real thrill to watch her.
I've seen lots of shoots but never tried it myself. I have a bag of firecrackers waiting to start training my mares but I haven't gotten the nerve up yet
Unfortunately, they have had to cut most of their competing for health reasons. They do mostly exhibition shoots now, and do reenactments at our local Cow Town museum in Wichita.
Good for me, she is home more to help out with my kids
ETA- all types of horses are allowed