What Portion Of Clients Seek Nutritional Advice For Their Horses From You?

Options % of Farriers
Less than 25% of clients 35%
26% to 50% of clients  38%
51% to 75% of clients 21%
More than 75% of clients         6%


— Survey of 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees


How Do You Track Your Farrier Business Mileage?

Options % of Farriers
Pen and paper   63%
Software or an app 14%
Collect fuel receipts  19%
Don’t track mileage 4%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal email survey

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