Number of horses in the USA

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How many horses are there in the USA?

9.2 million

It is widely known the fact that the horse industry is extremely important in the United States of America.  Believe it or not, there are approximately 9.2 million horses in the USA.  Keep in mind the fact that 4.6 million Americans are involved in the industry as horse owners.  Needless to say, 2 million people own horses.  Not too many people know that approximately 34% of horse owners have a household income of less than $50,000.  Everyone knows that there horses in every state.


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  1. Robert Honeyman

    December 29, 2016 5:39 pm

    I’m assuming the 9.2 million number is based on the Horse Council’s 2005 study. Is that the only source? At this point, the data is more than a decade old. It’s true that HC is putting together a 2017 survey that will update the number. And, I believe the 1996 study indicated a number in the range of 6.5 million. That suggests the actual number today may be significantly different from the number in 2005.


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