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Unbridled Enthusiasm

By Bennett Owen

December 13th is the ‘National Day of the Horse’ in the US.  Yes, we realize you weren’t aware of that fact. That’s why My-West is here!

Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana. Credit: Library of Congress

The congressional resolution reads in part:

“Whereas the horse is a living link to the history of the United States;

Whereas, without horses, the economy, history, and character of the United States would be profoundly different;”

Credit: Library of Congress

Don’t you just savor those rare occasions when our lawmakers actually get something right?

Credit: Library of Congress

Our Friends at have come up with an interesting list of contributions horses make to our way of life, including:

  • There are 9.2 million horses in the United States.
  • 4.6 million Americans are involved in the industry.
  • 2 million people own horses.
  • The horse industry has a direct economic effect of $39 billion annually.
  • The industry directly provides 460,000 full-time jobs.

Not to mention that they essentially embody the Super Bowl:

Now that’s what I call ‘love triumphant.’

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