Ideal Horse Farms In America

Horses are voracious eaters consuming about 20 to 25 pounds of food and drinks about five to ten gallons of water a day depending on the weight of the horse. Their food which is mainly composed of hay, which is their basic food, concentrates made from whole, rolled and cracked grains and manufactured feeds. Because of their extremely large appetite, a farm where they can freely graze is vital to their health, performance and survival.

The maximum number of horses grazing a pasture depends on various factors which include the soil type, the drainage, the settlement or behavior of the group, weather conditions, conditions of the pasture and how well it is tended and the sort. Thus the size of the grazing land is also taken into account because horses naturally perform best when they are allowed to be in the open.

Horse farms highly abound in the American soil but only a few belong to the ideal setting of how a horse farm should be. Standards are set such that horse neglect never happen. If they do, both the government and non-government organizations such as animal protectors fighting for their rights set in once they see cruelty to animals.

Established by Arthur B. Hancock, one of best horse farms in America is a Claiborne Farm, just outside of Kentucky, which has it trail of historic winnings for its breed horses. Among the titles that their horses earned include Triple Crown, Horse of the Year, Breeder's Cup and among others that made Claiborne Farm stay at the top one post for the longest time not just in America but worldwide.

Coveting the top two positions is a historic 800 acres Calumet Farm which is known for its Thoroughbreds that set records for being the winners for Kentucky Derby and Triple Crowns. Mr. Wright, the original owner of the farm who started with a Standardbred gelding but the farm was later sold to Henryk de Kwiatkowski in 1992 because of bankruptcy and was passed to family members and trustees when he died in 2003.