Hi--I’m Jenny Andersen from Blue Hill, Nebraska. I live on a farm (Lazy A Land and Cattle Co.) with my husband (the farmer) and my 2 sons. I have a full time job in town. My husband also runs a side business doing trenching and dirt work (Andersen Custom Services). We raise Red Angus/Red Limousine cross cattle. He is very tolerant of my 'horse addiction' but will tell me that he can have another pair for every horse that I get rid of. I keep telling him that I would consider that seriously if we ever get to stocking capacity on the pasture that we have! (not even close, buddy)
I have participated in our state’s Trail Time program to set goals for my riding and hold me accountable. I have paid my dues repeatedly and decided I may as well just make a donation to the trails committee since I never send in any logs (I think I did finally this yr send in some). I am also a member of the AQHA and APHA ride programs, and have never logged any time/miles with them either... (LAME, I know). I am hoping that using some fun tech will get me motivated and accountable. I love the idea of a New Years resolution!
I will be trying to put lots of time into several horses that I have going right now. The horse pictured is my best girl, Nutmeg. However, she is really ready for someone to back her up as my main ride and I have several good prospects. My other regular ride is now hanging out with a lovely 7 yr old daughter of a friend.
New to me this fall:
'Sedona' Star Dust is my gray AQHA/FQHA mare, she is 9 and ready to hit the trail. She is not seasoned by I think will be a solid trail partner with effort on my part.
Buddy is a chestnut TWH, he is 4 and shows signs of being a good trail partner with lots of wet blankets.
Nutmeg is my sorrel steady eddy, and goes to parades, moves cows, whatever I throw at her. She is 15 years old but is looking for a understudy.
Babe is a APHA chestnut mare, 16 yrs. She was getting a refresher to being a saddle horse but then got hurt :( last spring when things were just going so great after coming back from the trainer. She is going to work out the stiffness in her injured leg and appears that will not have any permanent joint damage. She will be a pasture ride, not looking to get her too far from home, good fence checker potential.
Roo is a miniature that is just getting going driving. We are having a lot of fun with him. Hopefully with some work he will no longer look like a Butterball--Ive been saying that for 2 yrs.
Have a few other horses that are hanging around--PR (appy) is my sons horse that he is interested in only when there are cute girls around for a trail ride; Peanuts--palomino/appy rescue that is hanging out getting some weight on; Zip--(solid Sorrel/Appy) getting sound and has super sore feet, hope she will be able to be rode soon, she is recent new guest and will see what happens for her.
I have never tracked miles, it will be interesting to see how many we can accumulate! Maybe I can lose a few pounds with these miles!
I enjoy trail riding with my friends, improving my riding with some clinics and would love to think about doing some CTR, or just volunteer at one, if my own fitness were improved! I find that making a schedule for new places I want to ride and planning my riding helps me make it a priority.
See you on the TRAILS!