How Many Horses Are There? (US & Worldwide Statistics in 2022)

1. The U.S. horse population is estimated to be over 7.2 million horses.

2. The wild horse population is estimated to be around 600,000.

3. There are 90,000 wild horses in the U.S., living across 10 western states.

4. Texas has the highest horse population, with approximately 767,100 horses.

5. The United Kingdom equestrian industry is responsible for over $11 billion a year in economic contributions.

6. There are approximately 350 recognized horse breeds.

7. Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses are the most popular U.S. horse breeds.

8. The island of Grenada is home to approximately 30 horses.

9. Romania has the highest horse population in the European Union, with a population of around 447,000.

10. The United Kingdom is home to approximately 400,000 horses.