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How The Mom & Pop Tack Shop Survives and Thrives in a Big Box Land - The Equiery
The horse industry in Maryland is undergoing a renaissance; not since before the Great Recession have we seen so many innovative horse businesses being launched. No longer the usual menu of lessons, boarding or training, Maryland’s over 1,600 commercial stables offer a hodgepodge of exciting new programs, from driving to therapeutic to interactive programs that don’t involve riding at all. We are seeing a similar growth in product innovation and small manufacturing businesses. Retail, however, is a different story.