Pat Keck
I was born and raised in rural northwest Arkansas and currently live on a small farm in Springfield, Missouri, where I also practice law. Even though I grew-up on a farm, I did not start riding horses until I was in my mid-forties. At that time, I started trail riding with my friends and when they would lope their horses, I would get off mine and walk until my friends returned. I finally decided I was going to learn to lope and attended a Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic where I started building my riding confidence, meet Jennie Wentworth and learned about a wonderful sport called Extreme Cowboy Racing.  After a lot of help from Jennie, and after watching her compete at World, I was hooked on EXCA and ready to compete myself. As they say, the rest is history.  I have been competing at EXCA World every year since, starting with my sweet mule Sandy.  This great sport has forced me to develop into a much more confident horseman and competitor and I no longer want to get off my horse and walk when my friends lope off; instead, I am right there with them. Because this wonderful sport helped me so much, I want to do everything I can to spread the word and involve horse folks that want to improve, no matter what their riding level.  Thank you, Craig and Dalene Cameron, for inventing and promoting such a wonderful sport that develops confident horses and riders!