The Missouri equine industry ranks third in the U.S. with over 200,000 horses at 37,000 locations across the state. The equine inventory is comprised of 173,000 head of light horse breeds, 4,000 race horse breeds, 6,000 draft horse breeds, 8,000 pony breeds and 9,000 donkeys, mules and burros. The estimated value of all equine located in Missouri is $420 million, second only to cattle and calves.


Equine Science

eXtension Horses

Horse Guide Sheet