Gary “BadDog” Bennett is a thirteen time World and National Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter, a professional Wild West Entertainer, and an International Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Man.  Gary’s specialty acts have won him the title of Comedy Act of the Year in 2005 and Reserve Specialty Act of the Year in 2006.  Gary trains trick animals of all kinds.  He has trained buffalo, long horn cattle, dogs, donkeys, zebu, and of course, horses.  Baddog trains animals both for himself and for other performers.  You may have seen some of his trained animals on TV!  Gary and his trick horse Blue Eyed Jack have performed all over the US, including Hawaii.  While Gary is not performing, he is training new shooting horses and working with the difficult horses who come in for training.  Gary is known to be able to fix any horse problem. Come check him out at the next Wild West Show or Mounted Shooting competition near you!

 

DSC_7077Megan Bennett is a four time World and National Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter.  Megan is the General Manager and primary horse trainer at Sunset Ranch and the Baddog Training Facility.  Megan brings a unique blend of experience to the horses under her care.  Her early experience was showing hunter/jumpers. While serving her country in the US Army she was stationed in Germany and delved into the world of Natural Horsemanship.  Megan is a level 4 Parelli student and considers herself a dedicated student of the horse.  She holds a degree in Equine Science and reads constantly looking for different and better ways to communicate with the horses.  Megan began shooting in 2010 and fell in love with the sport.  Megan now holds the SASS World Championship title for her division in both 2010, 2011 and 2013; SASS Western Nationals in 2012; and the ACMSA State Championship for 2011.

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