Horse Industry Alive and Well in Georgia

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Newsdate: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 - 10:03 am
Location: ATHENS, Georgia

According to the University of George, the Georgia equine industry is a healthy and growing segment of the state's economy. There are more than 74,000 horses in Georgia today. The breeding and care of all these horses generates more than $750 million dollars for the Georgia economy every year.

While Georgia isn't one of the top ten horse producing states in terms of sheer numbers, the quality of Georgia's horses and horse facilities has recently received national notoriety. In the past five years many well established trainers have moved their operations into Georgia to take advantage of the temperate climate.

The most common breeds include Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walkers, Paints, American Saddles and Appaloosas.


About the Author

Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..