Impact of Horses on Land Use and Rural Economy in a Sector of the Severn Vale

Study of the impact that the increased use of horses for leisure activities rather than for agricultural work and transport, has had on rural communities and land use in the parish of Deerhurst in the Severn Vale.

Year of Publication2009

The role of the horse in the UK has changed significantly over the past 50 years. Horses are no longer used mainly as working animals and for transport. Instead they are widely used for pleasure and sporting actvivites and the numbers of people involved in working with horses has increased dramatically.The study examined the changes in areas of land used for equine activities and the economic effect of increased numbers of busineses involved in supporting such activities.

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