Many aspiring landowners dream of keeping horses, either for pleasure or profit.
According to a 2006 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United States has approximately 9.5 million horses, 2 million horse owners and Texas leads the nation in overall horse population.
Raising horses on your land or hobby farm can be fun, rewarding and offer some lucrative business opportunities; but it takes careful planning, experience, skill and a whole lot of research.
For answers on what type of land it takes to raise horses, we turned to horse farming management expert, consultant and President of Equine Farm Management in Kentucky, Ron Wallace.
Wallace holds a master’s degree in reproductive physiology and has…