Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.

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Where you do you most of your horseback riding? We posed this question to our readers in last week’s online poll. More than 800 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do the majority of their horseback riding on their own private land or on the farm where they board their horses. Another 114 respondents (14%) said they ride on private land that doesn’t belong to them, and 105 individuals (13%) ride on public land that belongs to the state they live in. An additional 96 respondents (12%) said they mainly ride on public land belonging to the federal government, and 89 people (11%) do most of their riding on county and city parks belonging to their local jurisdiction. Only 3 respondents (<1%) ride on tribal lands, and 17 people (2%) were not sure who owns the land they ride on. The remaining 31 respondents (4%) do not ride horses.

Poll Results

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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