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Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson is a freelance writer and the author of several books, including The Field Guide to Horses, (Voyageur Press, 2009). She raises Welsh Mountain Ponies in northern Wisconsin and is a certified horse show judge. She loves Corgis and shares her home with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Peaches.

Breed Spotlight: Arabian Horse

Envision this scene: a glorious black Arabian stallion swims powerfully through the ocean in the aftermath of a shipwreck, pulling…

11 months ago

The Appaloosa Horse Breed

For the most part, horse breeds share common coat colors, like chestnut, bay, gray, and black. Likewise, most horses share…

1 year ago

12 Fascinating Facts about Horses

Anyone who loves horses knows that they’re majestic, athletic, and absolutely fascinating animals. They also have some unique attributes and…

2 years ago

The Standardbred

With an enthusiastic cheer from the grandstand, the horses head for the far turn and into the homestretch. Trotting at…

2 years ago

Welsh Ponies and Cobs

The Welsh breed is divided into four sections based on size and type: Section A, the Welsh Mountain Pony; Section…

2 years ago

Pony Of the Americas

You're sitting in the shade at a horse show watching a western pleasure class, when your friend points to a…

2 years ago

Draft Horse Breeds

Before tractors and farm machinery, draft horses were an essential part of family farms. These large, hardworking horses pulled plows…

2 years ago

British Native Ponies

There’s lots to love about ponies, and the British Native Pony breeds are among the most talented and beautiful in…

2 years ago

Breed Spotlight: Norwegian Fjord Horse

One breed you’ll probably recognize instantly is the Norwegian Fjord Horse. If you’ve seen the  popular movie Frozen—and who hasn’t?—you’re…

3 years ago

Horses of Many Unique Colors

Everyone knows “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” and we also know that a good horse can come…

3 years ago