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The Georgia equine industry is a healthy and growing segment of the state's economy. There are more than 74,000 horses in Georgia today, and the breeding and care of these horses has an economic impact of more than $750 million dollars each year. UGA Extension provides resources to help further Georgia's growing reputation in horse production.

While Georgia isn't one of the top ten horse producing states in terms of sheer numbers, the quality of Georgia's horses and horse facilities has received national recognition. Over the years, many well-established trainers have moved their operations to Georgia, taking advantage of the temperate climate.

The most common breeds include Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walkers, Paints, American Saddles and Appaloosas.

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Recent Publications

  • Bits 101 (B 1379) Bit selection is a critical area of consideration for riders of all disciplines and levels. For many horse enthusiasts, lack of knowledge about bit types and functions, as well as common misconception…
  • Fescue Toxicosis in Horses (C 1180) Tall fescue is the primary cool season perennial forage grown in the state of Georgia, and toxicity issues related to the grass can have significant impacts on equine reproduction. Tall fescue is the …
  • Equine Parasite Control: Moving Beyond Rotational Deworming (C 1193) Parasite resistance is an increasing problem in livestock species, including horses. Equine deworming practices have historically involved a six-week rotational deworming schedule. However, these prac…
  • Feeding Strategies for Peak Performance in Horses (B 1365) Nutrition can play a key role in achieving peak athletic performance in horses. This publication discusses ways to enhance feeding strategies to maximize training and conditioning programs and keep ho…


UGA-affiliated sites

Equine Program at UGA Information on instruction and research in equine science and management, state youth horse programs, and continuing education opportunities.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

UGA Animal and Dairy Science Horses Programs Provides information pertaining to equine education and breeding and sales, as well as horse-related newsletter articles and contact information.

UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Equine Commodity Commission State advisory commission for equine-related issues.

Georgia Equine Rescue League GERL was founded out of concern for the growing number of starved, abused, and neglected equine in Georgia. This site provides program information, upcoming events, newsletters, links, contact information, and membership information.

Georgia Horse Council Features news, membership information, upcoming events, Drill Team information, boarding information, and contacts.

Georgia International Horse Park Information about facilities, upcoming events, tours, and event planning.

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  • 2022 Horse Quiz Bowl
    2022 Horse Quiz Bowl The senior team from Madison County took the reins and earned first place at the Georgia 4-H State Horse Quiz Bowl contest on Jan. 29 at Rock Eagle. Published: 02/04/22
  • 4-H Horsemanship
    4-H Horsemanship Georgia 4-H'ers took honors in several events at the annual show. Published: 08/31/21
  • GrassMasters
    GrassMasters New knowledge, new techniques offered to Georgia forage producers at UGA Extension GrassMasters. Published: 01/04/17
Top Counties
County Name Value
Newton $18,857,500
Morgan 16,100,000
Thomas 15,450,000
Cherokee 11,523,600
Jasper 10,230,000
Rockdale 9,795,000
Bulloch 7,340,000
Dougherty 7,230,000
Fulton 5,432,000
Gordon 4,992,000
State Total: $249,192,000

Displaying farm gate values for 2022. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.