It may be hard to quantify, but horses have a positive influence on American society. We know the horse industry as a whole has an annual average economic impact of $2,400 per U.S. taxpaying household.
According to the Department of Justice, the average economic impact of illicit drug use to the U.S. taxpayer is -$2,789 and in a recent study conducted by Tufts University, kids involved in positive youth development groups (like AQHYA) are half as likely to use drugs. The full report from The Positive Development of Youth: Wave 6 details a number of ways we can support a healthy lifestyle for kids.
The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society
US Department of Justice (5 MB PDF)
Just how much of a difference can horses make in a child's life? Not just from illicit drug use, but also through exercise, rehabilitation and healthy family environments? Our collection of tools will help parents explore the possibilities.
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AQHYA is the world's largest and offers healthy competition, leadership opportunities and scholarships.
An even better name coming soon! This digital world currently in development will use games and activities to bring kids 5-9 real life horseback experiences.
AQHYA members can earn scholarships and learn about horse training, care and health with their very own ranching heritage weanling horse.
Now Available! Activities, lesson plans and classroom charts for kids, parents and educators! The American Quarter Horse is now in your classroom or a part of your rainy day solution! More will be added regularly!
This world-class curriculum meets the McRel standards and is great for 4-H clubs, schools and in leadership exercises.
Get horseback today! Find affordable lessons at a stable near you, and sign up to earn prizes each hour you ride!
Throughout the summer, go to one of these workshops for horse crazy kids! Not near Amarillo? Check out a trunk and bring the museum to your home.
Get the gear at Quarter Horse Outfitters. Decorate your kid's room; school supplies; toys; and much more. AQHA members receive discounts on all orders.
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American Quarter Horse Association
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104