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Texas is the No. 2 Best State for Horse Lovers

Whether you work with horses for a living or are looking for equestrian escapes, America has plenty of room to roam on horseback.

But which states are ideal for equine enthusiasts?

To mark National Horse Protection Day on March 1, Lawn Love ranked 2023’s Best States for Horse Lovers.

How does Texas stack up?

Texas’ Rank in Some Key Metrics (1st = Best)
  • Number of Equestrian Programs – 1st
  • Number of Equestrian Clubs – 2nd
  • Number of Rescue Horses Up for Adoption – 1st
  • Number of Horse Fence Builders – 2nd
  • Number of Tack Shops – 1st
  • Annual Cost of Equine Care (as % of Average Household Income) – 18th

To come up with our ranking, we compared the 50 states based on 27 metrics, such as equestrian programs, horseback riding trails, horse shows, and museums. We also considered horses for sale, boarding facilities, veterinarians, trainers, and affordability.

Our full ranking is available here:

Why does Lawn Love care about the Best States for Horse Lovers? Grass is an essential component of equine diets, and pastures need horse-friendly grass types for safe foraging.

If you need help with reseeding your pasture or removing dangerous weeds, call on a local Lawn Love crew to help tame your yard.

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