horse survey

242,000 Horses Call Kentucky Home

Jan 23, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey.

From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards. The project marks the first comprehensive survey of Kentucky’s horses since 1977.