The American Paint Horse: New registrations decrease by 45%
Still, there are about 600,000 Paint Horses in the U.S.
Figure 2-8: Paint Horse Registrations, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012E
Figure 2-9: U.S. Horse Population, by Breed, 2009 (percent and in millions)
Data Discrepancies Abound
Figure 2-10: Horse Ownership, Types of Horses Owned (% of total mentions)
"Other" Horses Comprise About 40% of the US Population
Gaited Horses: One million horses, and 35 different breeds
Growth Despite Lower Registrations
Boutique Horses are a Viable Marketing Opportunity
Where are All These Horses Kept?
Figure 2-11: Horse Boarding vs. Keeping at Home, 2006
Unwanted Horse Coalition Survey: Over 20,000 interviews with Horse Owners!
Horses and acreage
Table 2-5: Poll: "How many acres are there where your horse lives?"
Figure 2-12: Horse Acreage
Chapter 3: Horse Owners and Caretakers
The American Horse owner
She's 47 and Married and Owns a Single-Family Home
Figure 3-1: Income Level of Horse Owning Households
3.9 Million Households Owned Horses in 2008
Figure 3-2: Trended Pet Ownership as a Percent of the U.S. Household Population
Figure 3-3: Number of U.S. Households That Own a Pet versus the Number of U.S. Households That Own Equine (in millions)
Figure 3-4: Number of Horses Owned by Tenure, Presence of Children, Primary Product Purchaser
Figure 3-5: Horse Ownership
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