Do You Charge For Barn Calls?

Only 26% of full-time farriers charge a mileage fee. This fee averages 70 cents per mile.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

How Many Horses Are There In The States?

  • There are 7.2 million horses in the U.S.
  • Texas, California and Florida have the largest horse populations

— 2017 Economic Impact Study by American Horse Council Foundation

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