Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Where in the World Are the Horses?

In 2006, surveys determined that the worldwide equine population is over 58 million (current estimates are closer to 75 million).  Based on current estimates, Icelandic horses represent 00.2 % of the total horse population.  Countries with over 1 million horse are:




  • US                9 million

    Map from Wikipedia
  • China           7 million
  • Mexico        6 million
  • Brazil           6 million
  • Argentina    4 million
  • Columbia     2 million
  • Eithiopia      2 million
  • Mongolia     2 million
  • Kazakhstan  1 million
  • Russian Federation 1 million
I thought that Canada would be on the list.  However, research indicates that the horse population in Canada is about 900,000, which does not make the 1 million cutoff point.

From: Mullen, G.  (2008).  Amazing Horse Facts and Trivia.  Chartwell Books, Inc., New York. (p.24)

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