Texas horse owners are being asked to complete an online survey, the findings of which will guide policies and industry direction in the state.
It is the first major economic impact study of the state’s horse industry in more than a decade.
The survey asks about horse ownership, participation in horse-related activities, boarding facilities, and horse-related spending.
Owners of businesses that serve horse owners, such as feed stores, training facilities, farriers, and veterinarians, are also invited to take part.
“The purpose of this study is to gather information about respondents’ horses and facilities, demographics, participation in the industry, horse-related expenditures and economic impacts,” said Dr James Heird, executive professor and coordinator of the equine initiative at Texas A&M University in College Station.