The world of horse raising is high-stakes, but those who commit to it can find that investing now can pay huge dividends for years to come. Whether your ambition is to raise horses to race or just to care for studs, there’s a lot to gain from horse ownership and racing.
So, you’ve decided to raise a show-quality horse — that’s great! The process of buying your first horse and caring for it is a long journey, but with the right tools and information, you’ll be at your first show before you know it. Continue reading Everything You Need to Raise Your First Show Horse
Studies conducted over the last several years show that over 6.9 million commercial and recreational horses in the United States. The following is an approximate breakdown of specific categories where these horses are being utilized:
- 725,000 are involved in race horse breeding and racing
- 1,974,000 horses are shown annually at shows
- 2,970,000 are utilized for recreational purposes
- 1,262,800 horses are used on farms, ranches, the rodeo, polo matches, and police work