Texas Equine Industry Study • Horse Ownership

Most respondents had full ownership of their horses (79.1%) (Figure 5).  Less than five percent (3.7%) of horses were products of partial ownership, and only 2.1% were not owned by the respondent (e.g., leased). Fifteen percent of horses were maintained/boarded for others.

Figure 5. Respondent’s horses by ownership status.

Among respondents, full ownership increased by 2.9% between 2005 and 2015 and partial ownership increased by 7.2%. The number of horses not owned by respondents or boarded for others decreased by 23.6% and 12.9%, respectively, over the same period. Partially owned horses were more likely to be located outside the state (Figure 6).

Figure 6. Locations of respondents’ horses by ownership status.

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