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Reflections of a Cowboy

Stories for Horses

Cowboy & Angels
Best Non-Fiction
Book 2002


A Gift for Ida and Bell

A Gift for Ida and Bell

The Most
Special Person


The Whispering Horse

Tad Pole and
Dr. Frog

Healing Shine
The Trials of
Joe Ben Black - Confessions
of a Rope Horse

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The Trials of Joe Ben Black.

Michaelís long awaited sequel to Healing Shine is here!

The Trials of Joe Ben Black - Confessions of a Rope Horse is now available for purchase.
Enjoy the wit and profound wisdom of Shine and Blue as they teach the young colt called Joe Ben Black the ropes!
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"I make my living telling stories, whether itís my 30 books, six movies, our work on network television, my national columns, or my time onstage. Still, Michael Johnson is the best storyteller I ever heard in my life."
       --Jim Stovall, President,
         Narrative Television Network


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THROWING MY LOOP Now Available on Audio CDs!

Michael's nationally syndicated column, Throwing My Loop, has appeared in dozens of magazines across America and Canada for over twenty years.

This four volume set of stories of inspiration and encouragement consists of eight CDs with 75 plus true tales of hope.

Each volume is approximately two hours in length.

Volume 1: $29.95
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Volume 4: $29.95

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                          -Oklahoma Reading Association
                          -Oklahoma Writers' Federation

Healing Shine - A Spiritual Assignment

Western Writers of America Spur Award

Winner 2007 Spur Award Best Audio Book
Winner 2007
Hollywood Book Festival
Best Audio Book
Honorable Mention 2007 New York Book Festival
Honorable Mention 2007 London Book Festival
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Dr. Michael Johnson, Texas cowboy, award winning author, and national magazine columnist has entertained, educated and inspired audiences from Disney World to Canada on over 100 occasions last year. With flair for storytelling, talent for humor and songs to summarize, Michael's performances focus on motivation, productivity, personal growth and key behaviors of those who truly help others.

A former professional rodeo cowboy, university professor and upper level manager in industry, Michael shares a unique blend of academic and real-life experience wrapped in wholesome humor. He has authored seven books including The Most Special Person, Susie, the Whispering Horse, Cowboys and Angels, Tad Pole and Dr. Frog, A Gift for Ida and Bell, Reflections of a Cowboy, and Healing Shine.

Below you will find a list of venues where Dr. Michael Johnson has been the featured performer:

  • Disney World Orlando, FL
  • Ft. Worth Stock Show
  • International Reading Assoc. Nat. Conf., Albuquerque, NM
  • National Cowboy Symposium, Lubbock, TX
  • Equine Expo - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • National Head Start Conf., Minneapolis, MN
  • Texas Library Association St. Conf., San Antonio, TX
  • International High Schools That Work Conf., Atlanta, GA
  • Love and Logic National Conf., Copper Mt., CO
  • National Livestock Producers., Omaha, Nebraska
  • Home Builders St. Conf., Los Angeles, California
  • Massachusetts Public Schools Conf., Boston, MA
  • Oklahoma Education Assoc. St. Conf., Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oklahoma Family Physicians St. Conf., Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
  • Texas A&M-College Station
  • Texas A&M -Commerce
  • North Texas State Univ., Denton, TX
  • Roughrider Health St. Conf., Medora, North Dakota
  • National Rural Water Conf., Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Kentucky Rural Water St. Conf., Louisville, KY
  • Georgia Rural Water St. Conf., Jekyll Island, GA
  • Pennsylvania Rural Water - Penn State University
  • Utah Rural Water St. Conf., St. George, Utah
  • Wyoming Rural Water St. Conf., Casper, Wyoming
  • South Dakota Rural Water St. Conf., Pierre, South Dakota
  • Montana Rural Water St. Conf., Great Falls, Montana
  • Oklahoma Reading Assoc. St. Conf., Oklahoma City, OK
  • Arkansas Reading Assoc. St. Conf., Little Rock, AR
  • Mississippi Reading Assoc. St. Conf., Biloxi, MS
  • New Mexico International Reading Assoc. Conf., Gallup, New Mexico


Michael's latest article KIDS THESE DAYS? is now online.

The Horse Trailer Pod Cast

Reflections Of A Cowboy, is currently available in audio book form. The three volume set consists of articles, essays and excerpts from radio performances about good people and good horses in the life of a Texas cowboy. Approximately 12 hours in length. Order from Michael's website or by calling 903-413-5167.

Michael's latest release

"Healing Shine"

Printed Version Available NOW!

The story of one man and one horse, and their seven-year spiritual journey together.

Audio Available NOW!

Learn more about HEALING SHINE

Read Western Horseman's review of Healing Shine in the May 2007 issue!

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All-Around Performance Horse TV
Roping and Riding With Tyler Magnus
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and Dr. J. D. Norris
The Advice Barn is located at
Johnson Farms, home of
Drs. Michael and Sharon Johnson

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