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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 Clean Your Tack Room

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

2 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…

3 months 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…

6 months 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.…

12 months ago

Fall Farm Prep

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

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Stable Toolbox: The Right Tools for Projects Around the Barn

In this article, you will learn: what tools you should have for projects around the barn, what types of projects…

1 year ago

Hay Buyer’s Guide

Picture this: It’s hay season in your area—almost time for the first cutting. The grass is already knee-high, the days…

2 years ago

Choosing a Vehicle to Tow Your Horse Trailer

Whether you’re planning to travel to horse shows or somewhere special for summer trail riding, the road trip starts with…

2 years ago

Eight Plants That Are Toxic to Horses

Some plants can be quite toxic to horses, so it’s important to watch out for them in pastures and hay.…

2 years ago