University of Minnesota horse owner survey: Building an equine extension program

Krishona Martinson, Marcia Hathaway, Julia H. Wilson, Betsy Gilkerson, Paul R. Peterson, Ron Del Vecchio

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Abstract

The University of Minnesota conducted a statewide survey of 1,008 Minnesota horse owners to characterize their preferences for education on equine topics. The mail survey engendered an excellent response rate (67%) and clearly identified the need for a statewide horse program in Minnesota. The majority of horse owners currently obtain information from equine magazines, other horse owners, veterinarians, trainers, and farriers. When asked how they would like to obtain horse-related information, horse owners preferred short publications, the Internet, and evening seminars. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first survey conducted to determine the educational needs of horse owners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6RIB4
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume44
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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