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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.

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…

4 weeks 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…

4 months ago

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…

9 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…

10 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…

10 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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