How Often Are You Asked To Do Something That Conflicts With Your Personal Code Of Ethics?

Options % of Farriers
Rarely, if at all throughout my career 15%
More common when I was starting out 31%
Occasionally, but not at a concerning level 46%

Happens too frequently and has
affected my enjoyment of farrier work


— 2017 American Farriers Journal email survey

What Portion Of Your Business Involves Working With Backyard Horses?

Options % of Farriers
Less than 25% of all horses 25%
26% to 50% of all horses 25%
51% to 75% of all horses 38%
More than 76% of all horses 12%

— Survey of 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

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