For Your Information
Posted March 18, 2002
According to the American Horse Council there are 6.9 million horses in the United States, and about 7.1 million people are actively involved with these horses. The majority of horses and their owners are involved in recreational riding and showing.

The majority of these horses and their owners live in the Sunbelt. Texas has the most horses (600,000), followed by California, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Minnesota and Kentucky.

The horse industry directly produces goods and services worth $25.3 billion and has a total impact on $112.1 billion on U.S. gross domestic product.

The median income for all U.S. households is $36,000, while for horse-owning households it is $60,000.