Pam Johnston
  • Female
  • Binscarth, Manitoba
  • Canada

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  • Allison Morris- "ASHA"
  • Yvonne Neal
  • Arleen Morley
  • Fayebrook Farms
  • Brandy Burash
  • Victor Mesia-Kahn
  • Don and Susan Noltner
  • Anne Ratashak
  • Peter Jalkotzy
  • Lynn Moker
  • Lesa Steeves
  • Chris Thurn
  • Ramon Benedetti
  • Judy Choquette

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Profile Information

My Location: (City, State, Country)
Binscarth, Manitoba, Canada
About Me:
I have been in the breed since 1989, and I am a certified equine appraiser. I do not own any horses at present. I am presently studying to achieve my BSc degree in Equine Sciences at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
I am a:
I am a Member of These Associations:
PHAC, NAPHA, AQHA, Manitoba Horse Council, American Society of Equine Appraisers, PERRU
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Trip to Australia

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 4:21pm 2 Comments


I have just returned from two and half weeks in Australia and New Zealand. I presented  a seminar on Breeding and DSLD/ESPA to Peruvian Paso Horse Breeders and to a handful of crossbreeders (standardbreds).


It was interesting to see how the PP has fared in Australia and NZ during the past 20 years.  In Australia they are further ahead than the NZ breeders, but I believe that if cautious and if it is possible to import some better foundation mares they will be able to…



Posted on March 1, 2011 at 10:17pm 5 Comments


CROSSBREEDING has been used for centuries to develop certain breeds of horses, and to produce hybrid vigour in some breeds . Breeders who crossbred their horses did so for a very specific purpose: to develop a breed or kind of horse that would function in a specific job. For example, in the middle ages breeders crossed their phlegmatic cold blooded horses with the blood of the faster , more nimble middle eastern horses such as the African Barb…


Some Personal Thoughts About DSLD & The Peruvian Paso Horse

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 6:30pm 14 Comments

I have watched the progression of issues surrounding Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis in the Peruvian Paso Horse since 2000 when one of the first veterinarians to begin study of this disease, Dr. J. Mero, discovered some startling findings. She discovered in her studies of 20 cases involving Peruvian Pasos that DSLD primarily affects the branches of the suspensory ligaments, that it is mild to severe, causes lamenesss either bi-laterally or quadrilaterally. These findings were a start… Continue

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At 4:21pm on August 9, 2011, Linda Garro said…

thank you Pam.  I don't get to this website often, but just had to respond to your great post.

BTW, my stallion Romanico DOS  SCR is for sale.  we are retiring and going to persue other adventures!

At 10:35am on June 23, 2010, Carol Lynn Hayden said…
Hi Pam,

We are now friends. I've been slow in getting up to speed with PHW and Face Book. The more I look into it, the funner it gets ;-)

At 3:37pm on June 6, 2010, Hannah said…
Hello, Pam. I hope you remember me!! You helped me with my PPH mare Nina. Now I have a question I would like to ask you, as you are an experienced horse person.
I would like to start my own horse, particularly this certain 5 y/o Arabian gelding. I will kind of tell you where I'm coming from, and give you a refresher course:
I'm not in a regular situation. I was taking lessons from a trainer for about 2 years until I got my own horse, a Peruvian Paso fino mare. My PPH had issues and I took her to my trainer, we worked with her for a while together and helped her overcome her issues (bathing, clipping, rushing, head, etc.). I then sold her and got a Half Arab gelding (year and a half ago) that stayed with my trainer up until beginning of this year. During that time I was with my trainer (she is at a breeding farm and she's calls me her 'last kid', she's done giving lessons) I started working a wild young arab mare that hadn't had anything done besides learning to walk on a halter, and that she had almost forgotten. So I was given the duty of getting her desensitized to non-pasture surroundings and got her started on the lunge line. Before she was sold I had gotten a saddle on her back, but that was as far as I got.
Now my half Arab gelding and I are at a private farm and working on our own. My experienced horse neighbor has come out and helped me with him, right before a big show we had coming up and just helped us brush up a few things.

So I feel ready to start my own horse, but my trainer and experienced horse neighbor say I should get one I can show right off the bat- show while I'm young, and then train when I'm older. I say that showing is not all there is to horses and I would enjoy training my own horse, I would get occassional help, and creating that bond. I can still show while I'm young and train/show when I'm older.
I guess I'm just seeing if you have any advice.
Thank you!
At 12:46am on May 4, 2010, Laura Mesia said…
Happy Birthday Pam! I hope you had a wonderful day. Many happy wishes for you always.

Warmest regards,
At 3:53pm on March 18, 2010, Yvonne Neal said…
Thanks Pam, I also own a 24 yr. old Peruvian gelding and a 6 yr. old small mare. But I am setting up a stallion station for when I retire. I love all breeds of horses but to ride the Peruvian is the best. I also have a Friesian stallion. Your boy is just absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week!
At 2:52pm on January 22, 2010, Heather Batkin said…
Hi Pam, it's been a while. Sorry for not getting back to you on your last very kind offer - everything got kinda hectic for a while there. Check my page for pics of my new foals, and lots of others i put there.

Mimi is coming along nicely with getting the new club up and running, it will probably be done in the next month or 2.

Other news - 3 more Peruvian mares (2 in foal) have been brought into NZ along with their trainer Pedro Valle. He will be here till the end of Feb and will apparently come over every summer for 3 months :-). He is based not too far away - about an hours drive. Things are looking up for the breed over here.

I hope all is well with you,
At 3:03pm on January 14, 2010, Laura Mesia said…

Just checked my "personal" account and responded to your message. I will run your article, let me know what you think about the other idea and YES, YES, YES, would love to see other articles by you up on the site.

Hope all is well with you...and as before, instead of a Lake Geveva visit...if you are ever in the S.A. area, you have an open invite for a visit, would love to meet you in person one day and talk horses!

At 1:34pm on December 10, 2009, Fayebrook Farms said…
Thank you for the information I will look up the info on the show. I do want to show her she is a great representation for my stallion and I love her so much. She comes to me when I am in the field and puts her head down by my side in hopes that I will catch her. She is so funny. If I catch someone else she runs around winning at me and bucking until I come back. Then again she puts her head down trying to poke her nose in the halter. I truly love this mare. I put pictures of her on my site with rene. She makes me laugh. I look forward to meeting you in person and spending some time.
At 10:58am on December 10, 2009, Fayebrook Farms said…
Thank you. If you ever come to Alberta for a visit I would love to have you stay with us for awhile maybe get some riding in and meet our horses we have 20 so there are lots of horses to meet. It is so nice to be meet other Peruvian people from around the world. I love my horses and my riding horse right now is a grey mare that looks like Vivo our stallion. I am starting in the spring her full sister. She will become my full time trail horse and I may possibly show her she is a beautiful bay mare. Her and I have this relatioship like no other horses.
At 8:27pm on September 4, 2009, Hannah said…
Thank you. Her owner's have been doing a lot of research and the vet is coming to do an u/s soon. I went to the DSLD website when we suspected it and Cathy found it right away as well. She mentioned the Yahoo group and said she might join.
Thanks a bunch!

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