Top 10 Countries with the Most Horses

Can you name the ten countries that have the most domesticated horses?
For the year 2017, according to FAOSTAT
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Last updated: January 6, 2020
First submittedDecember 3, 2016
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# Horses
Country
10.5 mil
United States
6.38 mil
Mexico
5.51 mil
China
5.50 mil
Brazil
3.94 mil
Mongolia
# Horses
Country
2.53 mil
Argentina
2.42 mil
Kazakhstan
2.23 mil
Ethiopia
1.38 mil
Russia
1.19 mil
Colombia
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Level 64
Dec 3, 2016
Surprised by Kazakhstan and Ethiopia.
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2017
The steppes will rise again!
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2017
I thought that Ethiopia ate them all :-)
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Level 69
Apr 8, 2017
That reminds me of a comedian in the mid-'80s who yelled at Ethiopians for their presumed stupidity in choosing to live in a desert. The central highlands which cover much of Ethiopian are among the greenest, most fertile places on Earth. By the way, Ethiopia (and Eritrea) probably have Africa's finest cuisine, explaining the proliferation of restaurants serving that food across much of the world.
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2017
There is a great Ethiopian restaurant in Toronto that I've been to a couple times. really tasty food and some fantastic coffee.
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2017
Surprised by Ethiopia, not by Kazakhstan. Central Asian culture is hugely dependent on the horse.
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
yea my surprise was colombia and ethiopia (though I did try egypt )
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Level 52
Apr 11, 2017
I guessed Ethiopia because horses are used as a main form of transport in the highlands. In some places you see more horse carts than tuk tuks or cars!
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Level 60
Oct 24, 2017
since Mongolia, Russia and China were listed, It seemed like a logical guess to try their neighbor Kazakhstan.
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Level 79
May 4, 2020
Horses were first domesticated in central Asia. Probably around Turkmenistan.
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2016
I would have thought Colombia would have more mules than horses......
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Level 76
Dec 5, 2016
Ouch!
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Level 77
Dec 3, 2016
Mongolia has almost more horses than people.
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Level 50
Apr 8, 2017
It does!
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Level 62
Dec 4, 2016
Ethiopia?????!!!!!
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Level 71
Jan 9, 2017
This one baffled me too.
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Level 73
Apr 8, 2017
Guessed Ethiopia, didn't get Brazil. Sigh.
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2020
Had all of the others and well over a minute left, but couldn't come up with Ethiopia.
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2017
Got all but Ethiopia. I thought Australia had room for a few horses.
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Level 46
Apr 8, 2017
Australia ranks 38.
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2017
ETHIOPIA??????
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2017
Only one I missed. Had no idea.
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2017
I'm pretty surprised about a lot of these. I thought there would be more European countries since there's a lot of horse breeds that originate there.
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Level 70
Apr 8, 2017
Whoo hoo! My strategy of typing random African countries worked this time!!!
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2017
Ran out of time with one letter to finish typing "Mongolia"... would never have guessed Ethiopa though
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Level 53
Apr 10, 2017
Would never have thought of Mexico as a horse superpower!
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2018
I was sure France would be on here and it looks like it should be with the figures here: https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jun/12/how-many-horses-european-union-eu-equine-census-population Also tried Ireland as they are big on racing but I guess they are just don't have the space some of the others here have - only about 100,000
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
France is #32 with about 367,000 horses.
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Level 79
Sep 17, 2019
They would have more if they weren't so delicious
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Level 35
Sep 17, 2019
Whooaaaaaaaaa
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Level 81
Oct 25, 2019
I was shocked Australia didn't rank. Maybe they wound up on the barbie.
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Level 24
Sep 17, 2019
Got them all but Ethiopia. Never would've guessed that.
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes I just wish all the countries would get redivided and be equally big, so quizzes like this actually tells you something about the culture instead of the size.

With this quiz it is not AS much the case, but it did remind me of all those quizzes where it would be 90% name the biggest countries, plus a few that actually really stand out in that theme.

Actually redividing the people would be great too, no more "we are better than you bullshit" (not that I actually think that would work out though... some think they are better where ever and with whomever you put them... still less us and them, more individuals)

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Level 29
Oct 4, 2019
made it with 1.11 the second try
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2020
Only 10.5 million horses in the US? Where I live out west there must be one horse for every human--or so it seems.
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Level 52
Jan 14, 2020
Hi
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Level 45
Jan 14, 2020
Only missed Ethiopia
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Level 25
May 15, 2020
easy thanks for the points