Kathy Anderson has been the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska since 1991. She oversees the producer extension horse program as well as teaches Undergraduate courses in the Animal Science Department. Kathy currently teaches courses in Horse Management, Horse Industry Study Tour, Equine Reproduction, Equine Nutrition, Horse Evaluation and Judging. Additionally she coaches the UNL Horse Judging team. An avid horse shows judge; Kathy is a carded judge with the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and National Snaffle Bit Association. She received her Bachelor of Sciences in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from the University of Nebraska, Masters of Science in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Animal Science from Kansas State University. She is the past Chair of HorseQuest, past president of the American Youth Horse Council, member of the AQHYA’s Youth committee.
Along with her educational background, Kathy stays highly involved in the industry; previously she was an assistant trainer and breeding manager at a large Quarter Horse farm, her family currently raises and shows Western Pleasure Horses, she is a past Board Member for the Quarter Horse Association of Nebraska, is Past President of the American Youth Horse Council, and the Chair of eXtension/horses.