How Are Horses Actually Used In The United States?

Based on 2015 data,

47.2% are used for pleasure.

25.0% are used for farm and ranch work.

8.5% are used for breeding purposes.

8.1% are used for shows and competitions.

4.7% are retired.

3.2% are used for lessons and schooling.

1.6% are involved in racing.

1.7% are used in other ways.

— Changes in the U.S. Equine Industry Report, 1998-2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture

If Your Farrier Is Going To Be Late, Does He Or She Let You Know?


% Of Horse Owners

Always 68.8%
Frequently 8.0%
Sometimes 13.9%
Never 5.4%
Don't Know 3.9%

— 2011 American Farriers Journal horse owner surveys

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