Summer is peak season for active Marylanders and horse people are no exception. Many of us train, compete, teach, and ride at a slightly more frenetic pace than usual when the weather is warm. We conducted a survey over the last month to get a sense of which disciplines our training, boarding, and lesson facilities focus on; which disciplines are the most prevalent in which counties; and which breeds our sport horse breeders produce. 161 stables responded.
This data may appear dry to some, but they tell a terrific story: Maryland is indeed horse country; Maryland horse country is indeed an important economic driver in our state; and the Maryland horse industry is indeed an economic sector we need to preserve. Data like these make an impression on your representatives and on government officials and can help explain why horse issues are serious issues.
Read the full article on equiery.com.