Are You Serious? Wyoming’s NOT A Top State For Horse Lovers?
There are 50 states in the US. Of the 50, a new study says that Wyoming is NOT in the top 25 for people that love horses.
I know, take a second and let that sink in.
How on earth is that even possible?
- Wyoming is the Cowboy State.
- Wyoming's state sport is rodeo.
- One of the top activities that tourists come to Wyoming to do is ride horses.
- Sheridan, Wyoming is home to multiple polo grounds
- One of the wild animals that roam Wyoming are horses.
- There are about 580,000 people and 99,000 horses in Wyoming.
Is this a case of population discrimination? Because we have under a million people living here, we can't be one of the best states for horse lovers?
The states with more population, not only have the most people and congestion, but also the most horses.
- Texas has 767,000
- California has 535,000
- Florida has 387,000
- Colorado has 265,000
This doesn't mean that they love horses more than Wyoming, does it?
Our state is one of the few that still relies on horses for every day life and work. The cowboy lifestyle and career is still alive on ranches all over the state. Wyoming is home to the 3rd largest rodeo in the world. High schools and colleges have more rodeo teams than they do baseball teams.
Your head will probably explode when you hear the top 10 states for horse lovers
- Texas (of course)
- New York
- Colorado (the only Rocky Mountain state in the top 10)
- North Carolina
Where does Wyoming fall on the list? #29. Yep, there are only 21 states (according to this study) that are worse for horse lovers, than Wyoming, in the United States.
Our neighbors, Montana (#27), Idaho (#32), Nebraska (#37), South Dakota (#43) and North Dakota (#45).
There's not doubt that Wyoming loves horses and I don't care how they try to angle the numbers on a survey, but you'll never be able to convince me that Wyoming shouldn't be in the top 5 for horse lovers.