The above horse lives in a pasture in northwest Guilford County. The equine industry in Greensboro is thriving and, in North Carolina, it is a 1.9 billion dollar business. Over 53,000 homes in our state own horses. There are over 306,000 equines, with a total of 2.1 million acres of land dedicated to the equine industry. At a count of 10,940, Guilford County's equine inventory is second only to that of Union County.* Locally, N.C. A&T University began an equine program in 2006. They have a judging and riding team and offer a certificate in equine management.
When horses cooperate, they are extremely photogenic. We like the focused gaze of the horse in front, as well as the white one in the back left corner of the photo. It is so peaceful to drive through the county admiring these beautiful creatures. If you like to ride, there are plenty of options around Greensboro. You may want to start by contacting the Equestrian Trails Alliance of Guilford County. Have a great Thursday!
*May, 2009 reference, here.