Nadeau, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut
Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
University of Connecticut
authors are grateful for financial support provided by the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut and for research assistance
from Anita Chaudhry (Graduate Student, Department of Economics, University
of Wyoming), Emmanuel Genio (Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural
and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut), and Jose Maripani (Graduate
Student, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of
Connecticut and Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Economics,
University of Magallanes-Chile).
The horse has played a predominant role in the building of roads, clearing of land, and provision of transportation in Connecticut since its inception as a colony. Today horses continue to be important in the lives of Connecticut residents and are used for recreation, showing, work, and racing. In this publication, we share with you the main findings of a study that analyses the characteristics and economic values of the horse industry in Connecticut.