What Percentage Of Backyard Horses Are.…

Options % of Horses
Trimmed and left barefoot 27%
Trimmed and shod all the way around 25%
Trimmed and shod only on front feet 25%
Trimmed and shod only on rear feet 23%


— 2018 American Farriers Journal survey of farriers working with backyard horses


How Many Farriers Carry Liability Insurance?

Options % of Farriers
Full-time farriers 41%
Part-time farriers 22%

— 2014 American Farriers Journal Business Practices Survey

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