It has been a banner year for equestrian centers in New York, but now a new study finds the industry is struggling with a shortage of horses.
New York City-based Equine Center of New York announced it will no longer advertise horses through its website, which it said had been plagued by issues related to a number of issues.
The company said it would not offer rides for new riders, and it was notifying existing riders about the change, which was due to take effect on Wednesday.
It is unclear if Equine will keep advertising through the site or make other changes.
A report by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at the University of Southern California said equine centers are not being able to meet their financial obligations, and that equine center ridership has dropped.
It found that equestrians in New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Texas lost over 12% of their riders between July and September, and the numbers were even worse for horses in Illinois, which lost nearly 7% of its horses.
The study also found that in the last 12 months, New York equestries had lost about $2 million in revenue.
In a statement, the equestry center said the new system will “provide a more efficient and cost-effective way to manage the equine care needs of New Yorkers, while continuing to deliver safe, high-quality equine education, entertainment, and recreation experiences for all ages and abilities”.
The New York City equine community is reeling from the death of a baby blue horse, and some equine centres have been forced to shut down because of their lack of horse maintenance and training staff.
“It is not a good thing to be in a place where there is so much pressure to make money,” said Amy Dominguez, the president of Equine Centre of New Jersey.
“We have to be able to support our horses, so we have to give them the resources they need.”
The report also found a lack of funding for horses who need veterinary care or training.
According to the report, Equine Centers in New Orleans and Memphis have already lost about 50% of the horses they had on their waiting lists for new horses, and in New Hampshire, where horses have been left without a trainer or veterinary care, there were reports of horses being put down.
The Center for Equine Education, the New York-based group that developed the Equine Resource Guide, said the lack of training and support was a problem because it was a major drain on the equines.
“The equine resource guide has been extremely useful for equine centre owners and their employees and for the communities that rely on them to keep horses safe, healthy and well-behaved,” the group said in a statement.
The report found that many equine facilities are still struggling to meet financial obligations.
In New York State, there are about 150 equine schools that are part of the Equinare Education Network, a partnership between the state’s public schools, the Department of Education, and a nonprofit group.
But the New Orleans-based school system is still struggling with funding, and many of its employees have been laid off.
Equine centres across the country have been on the brink of financial disaster since the Great Recession.
Equi-Centers in Illinois have also reported financial problems.
The city of Chicago has been struggling for years with a $1.7 billion budget deficit and is looking to turn around its finances.
But equine experts have been predicting the situation for years, pointing to an increasing number of horse deaths and a shortage in trainers.
The equines are a part of a larger, but growing, problem in the US equine industry, according to a report from the Center on Media and Democracy, which found the industry had been hit hard by a wave of horse poaching, and by a lack, and shortage, of horse training.
The group said that horse welfare is not always prioritized when equine owners want to sell their horses, or they are unable to get veterinary care for their horses.
It added that the problem of inadequate horse training is particularly prevalent among African-American and Hispanic horses.