Poll Recap: Holiday Horse Care

Of the 783 respondents, 316 (40%) said they stay home during the holidays to care for their horses.
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For many people, the holiday season is a busy time of year. From holiday shopping to family gatherings and celebrations, there’s always some place you have to be. But when you do have to travel during the holidays, who takes care of your horses?

We posed this question to our readers in last week’s online poll. More than 775 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 783 respondents, 316 (40%) said they stay home during the holidays to care for their horses. Another 178 individuals (23%) said they board their horses where someone else cares for them, and 152 respondents (19%) have friends or family members that provide horse care. Some 113 people (14%) hire a horse-sitter while they travel, and the remaining 24 respondents (3%) had other means of horse care during holiday travel

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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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