Equestrian Advice: This is part of our Letter to My Rookie Self series, an open letter...
Author - Abriana Johnson
Hello there, I’m Abriana Johnson—a multi-faceted individual wearing various hats, from being an author, podcaster, and entrepreneur to serving as a personal chef, chauffeur, and groom to my beloved animal family—two dogs, two cats, and three horses. My life revolves around this beautiful chaos, and I thrive in it.
With over 15 years of diverse experience in the equine world, ranging from reproduction, barn management, to trail riding and showcasing my Tennessee Walking Horse, Maestro, I’ve embarked on a journey that constantly sees me reinventing myself. My quest for knowledge led me to obtain a Bachelors in Animal Science from North Carolina State University, delving into reproduction, foal management, and stallion handling.
Currently, I’m on the final stretch of my Masters of Health Sciences in One Health from the University of Florida. Reinvention isn’t just a concept to me; it’s a way of life. I’ve faced the struggle of feeling confined and frustrated by the standard outcomes I worked so hard to achieve. That’s when I realized the power of transformation lies within us.
My journey transcends the traditional norms of the agri-equestrian world, challenging the status quo by creating spaces that embrace diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment. I aspire to facilitate this same transformation for you—granting permission to break free from the constraints and explore new horizons.
My passion doesn’t stop there. I thrive in fostering communities where individuals feel seen, heard, and empowered to evoke change. Whether it’s addressing a crowd of 800 outdoor educators or diving into creative spaces to design brand guidelines, my mission remains consistent—to empower and ignite positive transformations.