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
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% Of Horse Owners
— 2011 American Farriers Journal horse owner surveys
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