What do horses do for a living? I love these great animals and they are my pets and companions today.
For many years we participated in amateur competitions and drove the track. One hundred years ago,
these simple domestic beasts were still used as vehicles and their lives consisted of many works. Rarely
were they just pets.
I decided to look at current statistics to understand how modern horses spend their lives and how people
relate to them now. Because I live in the United States, my calculations are from the US (I’ve reviewed
data from The Equestrian Channel, American Horse Publications, and the American Horse Council.)
Today, there are more than 9.2 million horses in the US. About 3.9 million of them are used for
recreational purposes. This includes those belonging to people who just love to have them, ride
uncompetitive, and ride trails for fun.
About 2.7 million are show horses. The display includes any non-race riding disciplines. Evening riding
takes many forms: barrel racing, rope weaving, rope cooking, slicing and fun. In English, horse riding
takes place during bathing, hunting and jumping, fox hunting, saddle sitting and events (combined
training). There is also endurance riding and polo. We emphasized horseback riding, but the horse
continues to be an active form of horseback riding.
With few horses making money at shows, I would say that $ 6.6 million Recreational animals and show
animals may be treated as non-earning money. They earn by maintaining the pleasure they provide to
Slightly less than a million (over 840,000) are racehorses. Since the race is about making money for the
owners, I would say they could be called money-makers. They make money from gambling, increase the
prices they sell, and increase the value of breeding fees.
More than $ 1.75 million Other horses do a variety of activities. They work on farms and farms, in forests
and in cities. Farm and ranch jobs include working cattle, plowing, hauling, hauling equipment, carrying
packages and rodeo. City work includes towing carts and carts and police work. They provide income to
owners by doing the work that needs to be done.
Based on these estimates, it seems that working breeds currently understand almost 20% of US horses. I
would have guessed that a much smaller percentage still have day jobs in today’s motorized society. I was
surprised to learn that the true types of work in the traditional sense continue to be needed in considerable