Survey Archive


March, 2005 - What's Most Important When Choosing A Place To Board/Train? - 39 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Trainer(s)
9
23.1%
Cost
3
7.7%
Facility
16
41.0%
Amenities
2
5.12%
Location
0
0%
Barn Atmosphere
9
23.1%

 


April, 2005 - Breeding Season Is Upon Us. Which Is Most Important To You When Choosing A Stallion To Breed To Your Mare? - 22 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Breed Of Stallion
2
9.09%
Stallion's Size, Color
1
4.55%
Stallion's Conformation
5
22.73%
Stud Fee
0
0%
Performance Record Of Stallion
5
22.73%
Performance Records Of Offspring
9
40.91%

 


May, 2005 - How Quickly Do You Call Your Vet If Your Horse Is Lame Or Sick? - 27 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Immediately - My Vet's On My Speed Dial
7
26.92%
First I Do What I Can
17
62.96%
I Only Call In Extreme Emergencies
1
3.85%
The Barn Manager Decides Whether To Call
2
7.69%

 


June, 2005 - What Is The Primary Reason That You Show Your Horse(s)? - 23 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
To Win Awards Or Money
0
0%
To Enjoy The Social Aspects Of Shows
6
26.09%
To Promote My Horse(s) In Order To Sell
1
4.35%
To Promote Myself As A Rider
11
47.83%
Other Reason
5
21.74%

 


July, 2005 - What Do You Feed Your Horse?- 39 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Sweet Feed
5
12.82%
A "Complete" Feed (Like Advantage)
3
7.69%
Oats Or Corn
2
5.13%
A Pelleted Feed (Like Strategy)
20
51.28%
A Combination Of 2 Or More Of The Above
7
17.95%
None Of The Above
2
5.13%

 


August, 2005 - What Is The Primary Reason That You Ride? - 26 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
To Develop My Horsemanship Skills
9
34.62%
To Learn/Understand More About Horses
4
15.38%
To Train Horses
4
15.38%
For Exercise Or Pleasure
6
23.08%
Other Reason
3
11.54%

 


September, 2005 - 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? - 32 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Yes
11
34.38%
No
3
9.38%
I Might Do It
7
21.88%
I Would Never Do It
11
34.38%

 


October, 2005 - The Two Recent Hurricanes Have Driven Automotive Fuel Prices Skyward! What Impact Will This Have On Your Horse Activities (Showing, Trailering To Lessons, Etc.)? - 26 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Fuel Prices Will Have No Effect
8
30.77%
I'll Think Twice Before Making Trips
8
30.77%
Fuel Prices Will Force Me To Cut Back
7
26.92%
I Might Buy A More Fuel Efficient Vehicle
3
11.54%

 


November, 2005 - Who Provides The Most Support To You Relative To Your Horse Activities? - 26 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
My Spouse Or Significant Other
5
19.23%
My Parents Or Family
7
26.92%
My Friend(s)
2
7.69%
My Trainer
7
26.92%
My Horse
2
7.69%
My Dog
3
11.54%

 


December, 2005 - What's Most Important To You When Choosing A Trainer? - 29 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
The Trainer's Personal Competitive Record
4
13.79%
The Trainer's Years Of Experience
3
10.34%
The Trainer's Ability To Communicate
8
27.59%
The Show Success Of The Trainer's Students
3
10.34%
The Trainer's Honesty And Integrity
11
37.93%

 


January, 2006 - What Breed Is Your Show Horse (Dressage Or Hunter/Jumper)? - 39 Respondents

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Swedish Warmblood
6
15.38%
Dutch Warmblood
6
15.38%
Hanoverian
4
10.26%
Holsteiner
0
0%
Oldenburg
1
2.56%
Other Warmblood
1
2.56%
Warmblood Cross
1
2.56%
Thoroughbred
13
33.33%
Other
7
17.95%
   


February, 2006 - Should Carriage Horses Be Banned From New York City? - 23 Respondents

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Yes, Definitely
7
30.43%
No, The ASPCA Is On Top Of It
4
17.39%
They Should Be Restricted To Central Park
9
39.13%
I'm Not Sure
3
13.04%

 


March, 2006 - The Rollkur Training Controversy - Overbending The Horse's Neck - What Do You Think? - 32 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Frees The Horse's Back And Develops Back Muscles
7
21.88%
Anky Does It, So It Can't Be Wrong
0
0%
Horses Trained This Way Are Being Harmed
7
21.88%
I Hope The Trend To Use This Method Will Die Out
18
56.25%

 


April, 2006 - Recently A Barn Fire Took The Lives Of 24 Horses Here In Freehold. Do You Insure Your Horse(s) For Mortality And Major Medical? - 20 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Yes, All Of My Horses Are Fully Insured
7
35.00%
Yes, But Only For Mortality
1
5.00%
Sometimes - It Depends On The Horse
7
35.00%
No, It's Just Too Expensive
5
25.00%

 


May, 2006 - When Did You Start Riding? - 23 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
As A Child
17
73.91%
As A Teenager
5
21.74%
As A Young Adult
1
4.35%
As A Mature Adult
0
0%
When I Was Over 50
0
0%

 


June, 2006 - How Do Horses Impact Your Professional Life? - 13 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Greatly, I'm A Professional Rider/Trainer
2
15.38%
Horses Are My Passion, But Not My Livelihood
7
53.85%
Horses Are My Hobby
1
7.69%
I Have A Non-Riding Equine Career
3
23.08%

 


July, 2006 - Will Debbie McDonald And Brentina Win An Individual Medal At The WEG In August? - 14 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Yes, She Will Win The Gold
3
21.43%
Yes, She'll Take The Silver
2
14.29%
Yes, She Will Win The Bronze
4
28.57%
No, But She'll Finish In The Top Ten
5
35.71%

 


August, 2006 - On May 20th, Barbaro Had A Tragic Breakdown While Competing In The Preakness. How Closely Have You Tracked His Surgery/Recovery? - 12 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
I Try To Get A Daily Update
6
50.00%
I Look For News At Least Once A Week
4
33.33%
If I See An Article About Him I'll Read It
2
16.67%
Who's Barbaro?
0
0%

 


September, 2006 - Do You Think Horses Can Think Through Problems? - 12 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Yes, They Are Very Intelligent
7
58.33%
I'm Not Sure, But Sometimes Horses Surprise You
2
16.67%
No, Horses Aren't That Bright
1
8.33%
I Think More Research Needs To Be Done
2
16.67%

 


October, 2006 - If You Wanted To Purchase A Trained Sporthorse For Dressage Or Jumping, What Would Be Your FIRST Approach? - 11 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Internet Search
4
36.36%
Classified Ads In Trade Magazines
1
9.09%
Word Of Mouth
6
54.55%
Local Newspaper
0
0%

 


November, 2006 - When Selecting Your New Horse, Which Characteristic Is Most Important To You? - 16 Respondents.

ITEM
NUMBER OF VOTES
PERCENTAGE
Level Of Training
1
6.25%
Show Record
0
0%
Temperament
8
50.00%
Physical Traits Of Horse
6
37.5%
Reputation Of Sales Barn/Person
1
6.25%

 


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