Samantha Johnson

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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.

The Standardbred

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

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 spotted equine and says: “Hey,…

Draft Horse Breeds

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

British Native Ponies

There’s lots to love about ponies, and breeds that are considered British Native Ponies are among the most talented and beautiful in the world. These…

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