What Measures Do You Use When Trimming/Shoeing Unruly Horses?

Options % of Farriers
Refuse to work on unruly horses 18%
Require that unruly horses be sedated 39%
Trim and/or shoe the unruly horse the best I can 43%

— 2017 American Farriers Journal email survey

How Much Interest Is There In Horses?

Some 31% of U.S. households (38 million) contain a horse enthusiast.

Among horse participants, 38% are under 18 years of age.

— 2017 Economic Impact Study By American Horse Council Foundation

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