Survey of Educational Needs of Equine Enthusiasts

Sorrel yearling and black and white paint mareThe University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Maine Department of Animal and Veterinary Science are looking for ways to improve educational programming in Maine that will support the equine industry. An EQUINE SURVEY has been developed to identify the health concerns of horse, pony and other equine owners as well as the extent of the equine industry and where educational information is needed for those involved in the equine industry.

Survey participants include breeding stock owners, trainers, farriers, riding instructors, feed store owners, veterinarians, 4-H Horse Leaders, backyard horse owners and others. Questions have also been included on preferred methods of getting information either through face to face meetings, virtual meeting, newsletters, etc. The results of the survey will be used by UMaine Extension and the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science to develop educational programs that will help equine owners meet their goals.QR code for

Those interested in completing the survey can go to or contact Donna Coffin at 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, phone 207-564-3301 or email and ask for a survey to be mailed to them.