Located in the mountain region of the western United States, Wyoming is actually the 10th largest state in the entire nation. Despite the state’s large size, the population sits at just under 600,000, giving Wyoming the fewest residents in the entire country. In addition, it’s also the least densely populated state among the continental U.S. with six people per square mile. Even with its small population, Wyoming is home to the first official National Park (Yellowstone), the first National Monument (Devil’s Tower), the first Dude Ranch, and the first coal mine. Wyoming was also the first state to give women the right to vote.
Wyoming has approximately 99,000 horses, which may place it near the back of the pack in terms of horse population, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that it’s not one of the most horse-friendly states in the entire country. Wyoming is actually first in the country in terms of horses per person with a ratio of only 5.1 people per horse. Wyoming has a deep affinity for horses – Wyoming license plates even feature a man riding a bucking bronco! The Wyoming horse industry is valued at around $286 million, which is greatly contributed to by the state’s rich tradition with rodeo and other equestrian activities.
If you’re in search of horse properties or horse farms in Wyoming, we encourage you to look through our listing of Wyoming properties. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or one of our real estate agents. We can’t wait to hear from you!