College of Agriculture and Natural Resources | Agricultural & Resource Economics | Animal Science | Equine Program

 

Summary

  • The horse industry is vital to CT's economy

  • Personal and recreational use and companionship are among the most important reasons individuals keep horses

  • Expenses incurred generally far exceed any
    monetary benefits from ownership

  • Improvements in manure handling and helmet use are needed for individuals

  • Horse related businesses provide important services to society but may require additional public support

For more information contact:

Dr. Jenifer Nadeau

Assistant Professor
Equine Extension Specialist

Department of Animal Science
University of Connecticut
3636 Horsebarn Rd. Ext. U-4040
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

jenifer.nadeau@uconn.edu