Each Friday morning, we will be sharing several facts and figures that will be helpful in seeing how you measure up business-wise with other farriers. This edition of Friday's Farrier Facts & Figures is sponsored by Markel Insurance Co. To read more from this series, click here.
Seeking Hoof-Care Product Information
Two-thirds of farriers search supplier websites for product information. Some 39% purchase a portion of their farrier equipment and supplies online.
Among those farriers who buy products online, slightly more than one-third of their total product purchases are made online.
— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
What Kind Of Equines Are Kept In Different Operations?
Among horse facilities, survey data from 2015 indicates that:
- 93.8% of all operations have horses (excluding miniature horses).
- 16.3% have donkeys or burros.
- 16.1% have ponies on the premises.
- 12.7% have miniature horses.
- 7.7% have mules.
— Changes in the U.S. Equine Industry Report, 1998-2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture