- By Leslie Threlkeld (photos by Jessica Johansen Lively)
Mikensey Johansen of Hamilton, Georgia thought she would go hunting just once, but she ended up getting hooked.
Carden Burdette, an active member of the Midland Fox Hounds and fellow student of Werner Geven, tried to convince Mikensey, who is a competitive eventer, to come try following hounds.
“I was 12 competing Beginner Novice and I had no interest [in hunting],” Mikensey said. “When I was in Pony Club I did a few junior hunts, but we never actually hunted. As a 10-year-old I thought that was all we did.”