Survey Archive

April/May 2006, Which Equestrian Discipline Do You Ride/Show? - 29 Respondents

Dressage
23
79.31%
Driving
0
0%
Eventing
0
0%
Hunter
3
10.34%
Jumper
2
6.9%
Western
1
3.45%

June/July 2006, The Rollkur Training Method - What Do You Think? - 14 Respondents

It Produces Great Results
0
0%
It Frees The Horse's Back And Develops Back Muscles
0
0%
It's Okay In Experienced Hands
4
28.57%
It's Cruel And Bad For The Sport
10
71.43%

August/September 2006, Where Do You Keep Your Horse? - 29 Respondents

At A Full Service Boarding Facility
13
44.83%
At A Self-Care Or Partial Care Barn
2
6.90%
At Home With Me
2
6.90%
In My Dreams
12
41.37%

October 2006, What Do You Usually Wear When You Ride? - 18 Respondents

Half Chaps
7
38.92%
Chaps
1
5.56%
Boots And Breeches
4
22.24%
Jodphurs
1
5.56%
Just Jeans
5
27.80%

November 2006, Thanksgiving Is November 23rd. What Are You Thankful For? - 7 Respondents

That I Love My Horse And He/She Loves Me
6
85.71%
That We Had A Great Show Season
0
0%
That We Met Our Training Objectives
1
14.29%
That My Horse And Me Are Great Together
0
0%

December 2006, With The Holidays On The Way, Which One Of The Following Would You And Your Horse Most Like To Receive As A Gift? - 11 Respondents

Tack
3
27.27%
Equine Clothing Or Apparel
2
18.19%
Treats - Carrots, Apples, Cookies, Etc.
0
0%
A New Trainer
1
9.09%
A Trip To Florida To Show On A Winter Circuit
5
45.45%

January 2007, What Is Most Important To You When Choosing A Barn At Which To Board/Train? - 14 Respondents

Cost Of Board
4
28.57%
Location
1
7.14%
Trainer(s)
3
21.43%
Facility
1
7.14%
Barn Atmosphere
5
35.72%

February 2007, What Is The Main Reason That You Show Your Horse(s)? - 8 Respondents

To Win Awards Or Money
2
25.00%
To Promote My Horse(s) In Order To Sell
0
0%
To Promote Myself As A Rider
0
0%
To Enjoy The Social Aspects Of Shows
5
62.5%
Other Reason
1
12.5%

March 2007, What Is The Primary Reason That You Ride? - 10 Respondents

To Develop My Horsemanship Skills
4
40.00%
To Learn And Understand More About Horses
1
10.00%
To Train Horses
1
10.00%
For Exercise Or Pleasure
3
30.00%
Other Reason
1
10.00%

April 2007, When Did You Start Riding? - 11 Respondents

As A Child
8
72.73%
As A Teenager
2
18.18%
As A Young Adult
1
9.09%
As A Mature Adult
0
0%
When I Was Over 50 Years Old
0
0%

May/June 2007, Horse Cloning Is the Wave Of The Future. A Company Is Currently Offering The Service At A Very High Price. When The Cost Is No Longer Prohibitive, Would You Consider Doing It With Your Favorite Horse? - 20 Respondents

Yes
7
35.00%
No
3
15.00%
I Might Do It
3
15.00%
I Would Never Do It
7
35.00%

July/August 2007, When Buying A New Horse, Which Characteristic Is Most Important To You? - 24 Respondents

Level Of Training
3
12.50%
Physical Traits Of Horse
3
12.50%
Show Record
1
4.17%
Temperament
12
50.00%
Reputation Of Sales Barn/Person
5
20.83%

September/October 2007, What Is Most Important To You When Choosing A Trainer? - 18 Respondents

The Trainer's Personal Competitive Record
3
16.67%
The Trainer's Years Of Experience
1
5.56%
The Trainer's Ability To Communicate
7
38.88%
The Show Success Of The Trainer's Students
1
5.56%
The Trainer's Honesty And Integrity
6
33.33%

November/December 2007, What's Your Horse's Favorite Treat? - 19 Respondents

Carrots
6
31.58%
Apples
4
21.05%
Horse Cookies
3
15.79%
Peppermints
3
15.79%
Sugar Cubes
1
5.26%
Bran Mash
2
10.53%

January/February 2008, How Often Do You Ride On Average During The Winter Months (November - March)? - 32 Respondents

Four Or More Times A Week
9
28.12%
Between One And Three Times A Week
15
46.88%
A Couple Of Times A Week
7
21.88%
Never
1
3.12%

March/April 2008, Do You Insure Your Horse(s) For Mortality And Major Medical Expenses? - 18 Respondents

Yes, All Of My Horses Are Fully Insured
5
27.78%
Yes, But Only For Mortality
4
22.22%
Sometimes - It Depends On The Horse
6
33.33%
No, It's Just Too Expensive
3
16.67%

May 2008, Recently, The Kentucky Derby Runner-Up, Eight Belles, Was Euthanized On The Track After Breaking Both Front Ankles. Do You Think That Thoroughbred Racing Is Cruel To Horses? - 22 Respondents

Yes
16
72.73%
No
5
22.72%
I'm Not Sure
1
4.55%

June/July 2008, What Effect Will The Economy And Very High Fuel Prices Have On Your Horse Activities (Showing, Trailering To Lessons, Etc.)? - 18 Respondents

No Effect At All
0
0%
I'll Think Twice About Some Of Them
6
33.33%
I'm Going To Cut Back
11
61.11%
I Might Buy A More Fuel Efficient Vehicle
1
5.56%

August 2008, The 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events Start On August 9th. In Which Event Do You Think The USA Has The Best Chance Of Winning A Gold Medal? - 12 Respondents

Team Eventing
0
0%
Individual Eventing
3
25.00%
Team Dressage
2
16.67%
Individual Dressage
0
0%
Team Jumping
6
50.00%
Individual Jumping
1
8.33%

September/October 2008, Five Olympic Show Jumpers And One Dressage Horse Have Tested Positive For Banned Medications And All Have Been Suspended Pending Further Hearings. What Are Your Feelings About This Development? - 19 Respondents

I Am Distressed And Saddened By This
8
42.10%
I Can't Believe They Would Try To Get Away With It
7
36.84%
If Guilty, They Should Receive Harsh Penalties
2
10.53%
I'm Not Surprised
2
10.53%

November/December 2008, Do You Think That Inexpensive Equine Euthanasia Clinics Should Be More Readily Available? - 14 Respondents

Yes
12
85.72%
No
1
7.14%
I'm Not Sure
1
7.14%

January/February 2009, Who Provides The Most Support To You Relative To Your Horse Activities? - 17 Respondents

My Spouse Or Significant Other
4
23.53%
My Parents Or Family
5
29.42%
My Friend(s)
2
11.76%
My Trainer
4
23.53%
My Horse
1
5.88%
My Dog
1
5.88%

March/April 2009, Due To The Economy, Have You Had To? (Choose All That Apply) - 25 Respondents

Cut Back On Non-Essentials (Like Extra Lessons)
11
44.00%
Decrease Amount Of Traveling For Horse Activities
9
36.00%
Sell Any Of Your Horses
2
8.00%
Get Out Of Owning Horses All Together
3
12.00%

May/June 2009, Most Horse Lovers Also Love Dogs! Should Dogs Be Allowed At Horse Shows? ? - 18 Respondents

Absolutely Not
2
8.00%
Yes, As Long As They Are Well Behaved
2
8.00%
Yes, But Only On A Leash
17
68.00%
No, They Might Spook The Horses
4
16.00%

July/August/September 2009, What Is Most Important To You When Choosing A Barn At Which To Board/Train? - 23 Respondents

Barn Location
0
0%
Cost Of Board
1
4.35%
Facilities (Does It Have An Indoor?)
5
21.74%
Trainer(s) In Residence
5
21.74%
Barn Atmosphere
4
17.39%
Quality Of Barn Management
8
34.78%

October/November 2009, How Often Do You Wear An ASTM/SEI Approved Helmet When You Ride? - 16 Respondents

All The Time
7
43.75%
Only When I'm Jumping
1
6.25%
Only When I Go Trail Riding
0
0%
Only When I Show
3
18.75%
Sometimes
4
25.00%
Never
1
6.25%

December 2009/January And February 2010, On 11/19/09, The FEI Delegates Voted To Legalize Threshold Levels Of Drugs Like Phenylbutazone And Flunixin In International Competitions. This Is A Radical Departure From The FEI's Former Zero Tolerance Policy. How Do You Feel About This? - 15 Respondents

I Agree With The Delegates
1
6.67%
I Disagree With The Delegates
14
93.33%
I'm Really Not Sure
0
0%

March/April/May 2010, Who Is An Amateur? (Check All That You Think Are Amateurs Under USEF Regulations.) - 50 Respondents

I Teach Two Beginner Lessons A Week
6
12.00%
I'm A Working Student And Get Paid With Lessons
19
38.00%
I Teach Therapeutic Riding Lessons
11
22.00%
I Teach Pony Club
8
16.00%
I Gallop Race Horses For Experience And Small Fee
6
12.00%

 

June/July/August 2010, Has Courtney King-Dye's Unfortunate Accident Changed How Often Do You Wear An ASTM/SEI Approved Helmet When You Ride? - 12 Respondents

No, I Still Don't Wear One
0
0%
No, I Wear A Helmet Infrequently
0
0%
Yes, I Wear A Helmet More Often
3
25.00%
Yes, I Wear A Helmet Most Of The Time Now
9
75.00%

September/October 2010, The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Run From September 25th To October 10th At The Kentucky Horse Park. - 12 Respondents

I'm Going To Be There (At Least For Part Of Them)
1
8.33%
It's Too Expensive A Trip. I'll Watch On TV
6
50.00%
I'll Follow The Results On The Internet
5
41.67%
I'm Really Not Interested In The Games
0
0%

November/December 2010 - January 2011, Moorlands Totilas, Who Won Three Dressage Gold Medals At The World Equestrian Games, Has Been Sold. Do You Know What The Selling Price Was? - 24 Respondents

3 Million Dollars
2
8.33%
5 Million Dollars
7
29.17%
10 Million Dollars
5
20.83%
15 Million Dollars
3
12.50%
21 Million Dollars
7
29.17%

February/March 2011, If You Wanted To Purchase A Trained Sporthorse For Dressage Or Jumping, What Would Be Your FIRST Approach? - 25 Respondents

Internet Search
13
52.00%
Classified Ads In Trade Magazines
2
8.00%
Word Of Mouth (Trainers And Friends)
10
40.00%
Local Newspaper
0
0%

April/May 2011, Why Do Horses Eat Weird Things? - 17 Respondents

Nutritional Imbalance
7
41.18%
Boredom
2
11.76%
Hunger
4
23.53%
Curiosity
4
23.53%

June/July/August 2011, Platlet-Rich Plasma Treatments Promise New Hope For Suspensory And Tendon Injuries. How Much Would You Pay For This Treatment? - 14 Respondents

Less Than $400
3
21.00%
$400 To $600
4
29.00%
$600 To $800
5
36.00%
More Than $800
0
0%
I Wouldn't Use It On My Horse
2
14.00%

September/October/November 2011, Magnesium Sulfate (In Crystaline Form - Epsom Salts) Has Been Used For Many Years To Calm Horses. One Common Usage Is To Inject It Intravenously. Choose All That Apply - 12 Respondents

I've Used It Intravenously
0
0%
It's A USEF Illegal Substance
5
42.00%
It Is Very Dangerous When Used This Way
2
16.00%
I Would Never Use It
5
42.00%

December 2011, With The Holidays On The Way, Which One Of The Following Would You And Your Horse Most Like To Receive As A Gift? - 9 Respondents

Tack
4
44.45%
Equine Clothing Or Apparel
1
11.11%
Treats - Carrots, Apples, Cookies, Etc.
1
11.11%
A New Trainer
2

22.22%

A Trip To Florida To Show On A Winter Circuit
1
11.11%

January, February, March 2012, Have You Seen Steven Spielberg's New Movie, War Horse? If Yes, What Did You Think Of It? - 42 Respondents

Yes, I Loved It!
21
51.22%
Yes, I Liked It,But It Was Too Sad
2
4.88%
Yes, I Didn't Like It
10
24.39%
No, I Haven't Seen It, But I Am Going To Soon
7

17.07%

No, I Haven't Seen It And Probably Won't
1
2.44%

Spring 2012, It's Time For Spring Shots! Do You Have Your Horse Inoculated For Botulism and/or Potomac Horse Fever? - 22 Respondents

Botulism - Yes
8
36.00%
Botulism - No
3
14.00%
Potomac Horse Fever - Yes
1
5.00%
Potomac Horse Fever - No
10
45.00%

 


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