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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.

It’s Electric: All About Electric Horse Fencing

Electric fencing remains a very popular and effective fence choice for many horse properties. And it’s for good reason: Electric…

4 months ago

How to Prevent Snakes Around Your Horse Barn

In many regions, summer is the time when snakes are the most active, although snake activity can pick up in…

5 months ago

Horseback Riding on the Trail Without Cell Signal

Summer and fall are fine times of year to get out of the arena and onto the trail for some…

5 months ago

Clicks and Flicks: How to Take Great Photos and Videos at Horse Shows

At small horse shows without professional photographers on site, it’s usually up to friends and family members to take all…

8 months ago

How to Clean Your Tack Room

In many regions, horse owners spend less time riding in the winter, abandoning their tack rooms in a state of…

12 months ago

Horse Pasture Rehab

On a rise near the edge of our horse property, we have two adjoining pastures. This is where a couple…

1 year ago

How to Grow Your Own Hay

Most horse owners must purchase hay every year—a process that can be somewhat frustrating as it puts you in search…

1 year ago

Ten Trees Toxic to Horses

There’s nothing like having some nice shade trees around your pasture to protect your horses from the hot afternoon sun.…

2 years ago

Fall Farm Prep

When it still feels like fall to you, your horses know better! And they start putting on their winter coats…

2 years ago

Ten Plants Toxic to Horses

Horses are usually content to simply graze on the grasses that you want them to, but there are some poisonous…

2 years ago