If You’re Willing To Train Horses To Stand For Hoof Care, Do You Charge For These Services?

Options % of Farriers
Yes* 63%
No 37%

*The average charge is $40 to $50 per training session.

— 2017 American Farriers Journal email survey

How Do Horse Owners, Trainers And Barn Managers Keep Track Of Heath Information On Their Horses?

Based on 2015 data, health information is primarily kept in the following ways:

31% do not keep any written or computerized records.

21% keep hand-written notes on a calendar or in a checkbook.

20% utilize hand-written data that is kept in logbooks or on health cards.

19% have health records that are maintained by their veterinarian.

9% keep computerized health records.

— Changes in the U.S. Equine Industry Report, 1998-2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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