It’s nice to see cowgirls living their dreams, and that’s just what Alex Bauwens does! I stumbled upon her Instagram @alex_bauwens, and it became clear she’s a talented rider and trainer. Not only does she shoot arrows from horseback, but she also enjoys trick riding, reining, and show jumping. She’s an equestrian worth following!
Horse Archery USA supports the advancement of the sport in the United States. They offer local cubs, competitions, and general resources. If you’re interested in getting involved, you can become a member with the club in your area.
Talk about a boost of confidence! As you can see, this sport takes a lot of coordination and balance. Alex has to steer her horse without the use of her reins, in order to shoot the bow and arrows.
You don’t have to be the most skilled rider, but you have to be willing to practice safety and correctness. That means investing in good instruction and proper equipment. You might not be as good as Alex, but practice makes perfect!
Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try something new! Alex Bauwens has proved her dedication to the horse industry. She’s a great inspiration to all cowgirls!