Of the 58 Million horses in the world, over 16% (9,200,000) are in the United States. There is a $39 Billion direct Annual World economic impact supporting 1.4 Million full time jobs.
Of the horses in the US, 10.6% (979,0000 are in Texas providing $3 Billion in US goods and services annually.
In Denton County, Texas, there are approximately 450 horse farms, from small farms to larger ranches. This is the largest concentration of Horse Farms in the World with every breed imaginable.
If you drive north on Hwy 377 from Hwy 380, you will pass one after another quality Horse Ranches of varying disciplines. Of note is the premier Thoroughbred Horse Farm "Valor Farms" in Pilot Point, TX whose Hall of Fame horse "Alysheba" won the Kentucky Derby in 1987 and became an all time high earner. This farm is immaculate, encompassing 393 acres with 18 miles of fencing.
Author:Deborah Boyd Phone: 940-368-1306 Dated: March 2nd 2015 Views: 1,002 About Deborah: My family has lived in North Texas for generations so I personally know the residential areas of Fri...
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