Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oklahoma Horses

The horse population is growing within the state and is approximately estimated at 326,000 horses. All types of breeds are found throughout the state with a large number of horses being wild and found on preserved land. Oklahoma is ranked 4th in the US because of its horse population. Oklahoma City is well known to be the horse show capital of the world. This is due to most major horse shows being hosted by this city all year round. The local economy welcomes tourists and horse enthusiasts from all over each year especially for the equine industry.

To the North of Oklahoma the Lazy E Arena is located here and it is recognized as the largest indoor rodeo arena of the world. Some of Americas top horse ranches and breeding programs are also home to this state. One of the major horse shows this state hosts is the Oklahoma horse fair which is held at 2 locations being the Stephens County Fair and the Expo Center in Duncan. The fair features competitions, clinics and shows which are open to all horse breeds.

Pauls Valley is to the south of this state and is a large natural habitat for wild horses. These horses and their burrows now roam freely on this public land and they are recognized as a living legacy of the Wild West. An adoption program has been enlisted and horse enthusiast is now able to adopt the wild horses of Pauls Valley. Interested people are able to view the adoptive horses in their natural habitat before purchasing.
Paint Horse

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