Where are the horses at Central Kentucky farms?

by | 11.26.2010 | 9:54am

In a sobering letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Charles W. Adams of Georgetown, Ky., talks about his experience providing hay and straw to small- and medium-sized horse farms in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky for many years. “Gradually we are losing our industry to other states that see the value of larger purses at the racetrack and breeder incentives made available by expanded gambling at the racetrack,” Adams writes. “Have you noticed lately that the beautiful farms are still here, but many of them have fewer or no horses in the fields? So while many are happy to continue to call Lexington the Horse Capital of the World and talk about horses that were famous 30 or more years ago, the reality of today is happening right before our eyes, and many seem oblivious to it.”

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