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I write about the happy things in life: pets, food, home, family, and gardening. I also cover history, rural life, and horses, and I'm the author of 10 books. Drop me a line at:

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REAL COWBOYS: Illustrations of the Old West

Oct 24, 2016 ... Illustrator Jonathan Bean shares the story behind the distinctive art in the new children's book, REAL COWBOYS. By Samantha Johnson ......

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12 Fun Facts About Black Horses

There's a reason black horses capture the imaginations of writers, artists, and equestrians. By Samantha Johnson | October 13, 2016. Tweet · Printer Friendly....

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Why I Love Barn Chores

Aug 9, 2016 ... Why I Love Barn Chores. The daily rhythm of caring for horses can be oddly comforting in an unpredictable world. By Samantha Johnson ......

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5 Extra Things to Add to Your Foaling Kit

... Things to Add to Your Foaling Kit. Be ready for your foal's arrival with some items you might not have thought of yet. By Samantha Johnson | August 24, 2016  ......

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10 Fun Facts About Gray Horses

... About Gray Horses. Everyone loves a gray horse. Here are some things you might not know about this coat color. By Samantha Johnson | September 9, 2016  ......

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5 Fun Facts About Miniature Horses

5 Fun Facts About Miniature Horses. There are lots of reasons to love these pocket-sized equines. By Samantha Johnson | July 14, 2016 ......

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A Horse Lover's Summer Reading List

2 days ago ... Samantha Johnson is a freelance writer and the author of several books, including The Field Guide to Horses, (Voyageur Press, 2009)....

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Horses in History: Figure

2 days ago ... Later known as Justin Morgan, this multi-talented stallion is the foundation of the American Morgan Horse. By Samantha Johnson | June 28, ......

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A Field Guide to Appaloosa Coat Patterns

May 5, 2016 ... A Field Guide to Appaloosa Coat Patterns. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the colorful Appaloosa coat. By Samantha Johnson ......

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5 Things That Make a Horse Show Judge Happy

... Make a Horse Show Judge Happy. Here are a few little things that can make a long day in center ring go a bit better. By Samantha Johnson | March 31, 2016 ......

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Horses of History: Doc Bar

2 days ago ... He was a dud on the racetrack, but that failure allowed this Quarter Horse stallion to find his place in history. By Samantha Johnson | May 26, ......

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Why I Love Judging Leadline

Why I Love Judging Leadline. A horse show judge shares the joys of her favorite class. By Samantha Johnson | August 13, 2015 ......

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Horses of History: *Raffles

This diminutive stallion's influence can still be seen in the Arabian breed today, 90 years after his birth. By Samantha Johnson | March 7, 2016 ......

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The Presidents' Horses

14 hours ago ... The Presidents' Horses. Meet some of the favorite horses that belonged to past U.S. presidents. By Samantha Johnson and Emily F. Johnson ......

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What is the Sabino Coat Pattern?

Find out what characteristics are displayed by sabino horses.
By Samantha Johnson | June 16, 2015