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Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his guns after completing the course of a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Spectators and riders enjoyed a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association.

Horses should eat, not be eaten.
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Horses should eat, not be eaten.

Pictured from left to right: Melanie Mitousek, 11,
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Pictured from left to right: Melanie Mitousek, 11, of Levittown, Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice, 12 of Patchogue, were balloon runners who were responsible for setting up the targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Jim Frevola, 60, of Northport, checks his revolver
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Jim Frevola, 60, of Northport, checks his revolver before taking to the course during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 5, of Riverhead, helped blow up
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Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 5, of Riverhead, helped blow up the balloon targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his guns after completing the course of a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice,
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice, 12, of Patchogue, ran to set up the targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Twelve riders participated in a cowboy mounted shooting
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Twelve riders participated in a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead was first
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead was first built in 1765 and is surrounded by more than 500 acres of farmland. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, fired at one
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, fired at one of the balloon targets during the cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, fires at the
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, fires at the balloon targets during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, president of the Island Long Riders,
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Joe Mugnai, president of the Island Long Riders, narrates the action on the course to the crowd during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Bernadette McHugh, 28, of Holtsville, shoots blanks out
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Bernadette McHugh, 28, of Holtsville, shoots blanks out of a revolver during her run at the cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, watches another rider
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, watches another rider complete the course during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, grabs a single-action
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, grabs a single-action revolver loaded with blanks at a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, finishes the course
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, finishes the course at a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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