What Long-Term Actions Do You Take With Poorly Behaved Horses?

Options % of Farriers

Refuse to work on an unruly horse until
it’s trained to stand 


Do what you can as long as the horse is
demonstrating progress in training

Take the time needed to train the horse 16%
Trim and/or shoe the horse the best you can 8%


— 2017 American Farriers Journal email survey

Where Do Farriers Get Information On Footcare Products?

Options % of Farriers
International Hoof-Care Summit 84%
Supply shop visits 51%
Supply shop clinics 38%
Local association clinics     33%
Footcare-related webinars 22%
American Farrier’s Association convention 17%

— Survey of 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

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