Texas Horse Industry Gets New Incentive Programs

Real Estate Broker/Owner Texas License #590301

October 2009

Dear Fellow Equine Enthusiasts,

Have you heard?  The Texas Department of Agriculture has mailed out letters to members of the Texas equine industry that outline the incentive programs created by the recently passed HB 1881 (81st Regular Legislative Session).  This new legislation provides incentives for horse owners to breed and show their horses in the Lone Star state.  Participation is limited to qualifying Appaloosa, Quarter and Paint horses.

I received my letter a couple weeks ago and was excited to reveiw the details and proposed rules of this new program.  According to the letter, "Texas has seen an alarming decline in its equine industry."   That was huge news to me.  A reason suggested is that "other states recognize the value of Texas horses and are offering incentive for producers to breed and show in areas outside of Texas."

To learn more about this incentive program, www.TexasAgriculture.gov/EquineIncentive

Just another great reason to buy a horse property in North East Texas - Barbara


Comments (1)

Barbara Birinyi
Quitman, TX
TX Real Estate Broker - Horse Property Specialist

This is a picture of my Appaloosa mare and her colt.  Sadly, at only three months old, he fractured a hind leg and had to be put down.  It was a sad day for all, but I'm grateful that I still have the mare and can breed her for another foal.  Raising horses can be rewarding, but it's not without it's heartbreaks.

Jan 21, 2010 06:03 AM

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