Texas Horse Industry | Equestrian Property Info

As the saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” Judging by statistics, that absolutely appears to be the truth. Texas is the largest state in the continental United States with over 260,000 square miles of land – that’s over 100,000 square miles larger than the next highest! Texas is also home to about 26.5 million people, making it the second most populous state in the entire country.

Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, is so massive that it’s split up into four different regions with their own distinct climate and geography. These regions are the Great Plains, the Gulf Coastal Plains, the Interior Lowlands, and the Basin and Range Province. This makes the state’s weather highly variable. There will be places in the state’s panhandle where it snows many times per year while other locations in the state rarely ever see snow.

When it comes to horses, Texas has a population of nearly one million horses – that’s about 300,000 higher than California, the next most populated state for horses!  Horse properties and horse farms in Texas are a great investment not just because it’s a heavily horse populated state – much of the state is also centered around equine activities. Texas is known for its enduring love of the cowboy lifestyle and rodeo is one of the more popular activities in Texas. The world’s first rodeo was actually held in Pecos, Texas.

If you’re looking for horse farms or horse properties in Texas, feel free to take a look at our listing of Texas properties. If you have any questions or you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us or one of our real estate agents. We hope to hear from you soon!

  Texas in Numbers:
img Horse Population: 979,000 horses, Including:Quarter Horses: 453,600 ,Thoroughbred: 148,00
img Capital: Austin
img Population: 22,118,509
img Land area: 261,797 sq. miles
img Counties: 254
img Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet, located in the county of Culberson
img Lowest Point: Gulf of Mexico at Sea Level
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Houston: 2,016,582;
  • San Antonio: 1,256,509;
  • Dallas: 1,213,825;
  • Austin: 690,252;
  • Fort Worth: 624,067;
  • El Paso: 598,590;
  • Arlington: 362,805;
  • Corpus Christi: 283,474;
  • Plano: 250,096;
  • Garland: 216,346

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