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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.

10 Fun Facts About Gray Horses

We’ve talked about the allure of palomino horses and explored facts about chestnuts, but today let’s turn our attention to…

3 months ago

124 of the Best Horse Names

There’s something magical about naming a horse. We start off as children with little plastic equines that we stable on…

4 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Arabian Horse

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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago