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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is a freelance writer and professional photographer, and watcher of horse movies. His favorite is probably Misty (1961). He’s the author of several books, including How to Raise Horses: Everything You Need to Know, (Voyageur Press, 2014). Dan’s barn is home to Summer, a Welsh/TB cross, Orion, a Welsh Cob, and Mati and Amos, two Welsh Mountain Ponies.

How to Back a Horse Trailer

It’s the end of a busy horse show day, and you’re worn out. The horses are loaded, your gear is…

2 months ago


Keeping Horses and Property Safe in a Storm

Severe thunderstorms with high winds, lightning, and hail are never any fun, but they often pass by without causing any…

5 months ago

Shade Trees for Horse Pastures

Horses are intelligent, especially when it comes to their own comfort. On a hot summer afternoon, you’ll usually find horses…

7 months ago

Feeding a Hard Keeper

You know the type if you’ve ever had one. The picky eater that plays with his grain unless it’s exactly…

8 months ago

Horse Face and Leg Markings

If you’re new to horses, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed by the complexities of breeds, tack, riding styles, health…

1 year ago

A Look at Different Horse Heights

There are hundreds of breeds of horses in the world and so many different sizes. There are horses small enough…

1 year ago

6 Winter Grooming Tips

Winter is here, and that lovely horse of yours—the one who looked gorgeous at the summer shows—is now hiding in…

1 year ago

6 Tips to Help Your Horse’s Boredom

When horses get bored, they sometimes get destructive, as many chewed stall walls and broken fence rails can attest. A…

1 year ago

Board or Build: Finding the Best Option for your Horse

Whether you’ve owned horses for a long time or you’re planning to buy your first horse (or first horse in…

2 years ago

Tips for Halter Training Foals

Have a foal due this spring? Congratulations! There’s nothing quite like an equine youngster to add happiness, fun, and a…

2 years ago