H&R Gallop Poll Results

Wondering about results from recent Horse&Rider Gallop Polls? Find them below. To participate in future polls, 'like' Horse&Rider on Facebook.


A volunteer assists a judge at a horse show.

Volunteer with a horse group? 86% of H&R poll respondents volunteer with a horse-related group or organization. 


A man leads the small pinto pony that his granddaughter is riding.

Helping grandkids with horses? 93% of H&R poll respondents have one or more grandchildren that they're helping to be involved with horses.


A beautifully appointed horsewoman rides a lovely palomino in ranch riding style.

Ranch riding events: contestants look great and their horses move beautifully.

Interested in ranch riding? 66% of H&R poll respondents would like to become involved in competitive ranch riding; another 21% are already involved in the popular event.


Two broodmares at pasture with suckling foals

Springtime staple? Mares and foals at pasture.

Breed a mare? 46% of H&R poll respondents plan to breed one or more mares in the spring of 2019.


A D-ring snaffle bit hangs on a post

The popular snaffle bit comes in various styles.

How many bits?  46% of H&R poll respondents have accumulated more than a dozen bits in the course of their horse lives so far.


Weanling performance horse prospects walk in single file through a pasture

Handsome weanlings enjoying each other's company.

Bought a weanling? 80% of H&R poll respondents have purchased a riding prospect as a weanling. 



No one would look this handsome gift horse in the mouth!

Received a Gift Horse? 77% of H&R poll respondents have, at one time or another, received a horse as a gift.



Show time is fun time!

Show in Springtime? 73% of H&R poll respondents planned to show their horses in the spring of 2019.


Credit: H&R image by Alana Harrison

Credit: H&R image by Alana Harrison

Own Senior Horses? 85% of H&R poll respondents own one, two, or three horses age 15 or over.



A horse's digestive system is complex.

Supplement with Probiotics? 80% of H&R poll respondents supplement their horses with probiotics or have done so in the past.



Freeze branding creates a highly visible mark of permanent identification.

Horse Has Permanent ID? 54% of H&R poll respondents say their horses have a brand, freeze-brand, microchip, or other form of permanent identification.



Catch me if you can!

Dealt With Hard-to-Catch Horse? 84% of H&R poll respondents have dealt with a horse that’s hard to catch.