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Equine Survey Of 15,000 Kentucky Horse Owners This Week
About 15,000 horse owners are being "surveyed this week for a study on Kentucky's equine industry" reported bloodhorse.com. The University Of Kentucky & the Kentucky Horse Council have "partnered on the Kentucky Equine Survey, which will generate information on all breeds of horses in the state". The survey & resulting study "are being done in conjunction with the US Department Of Agriculture & the University Of Louisville Equine Business Program. The last comprehensive study of this type was conducted in 1977. The purpose of the study "is to get an accurate inventory of all horses in the state by breed & use, and to describe their economic impact at the farm & community levels, through races, shows, trail rides & other events". The survey will "request information relating to capital investments on the farm & in farm equipment in order to better assess the full economic value of Kentucky's horse industry".