How Many Clients Do Most Farriers Work With In a Year’s Time?

The typical full-time farrier works with 119 horse owners during the year while the typical part-time farrier works with 36 clients.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


What Is Your Average Shoeing Cycle?

Shoeing Interval % of Farriers
4-5 weeks 14%
5-6 weeks 36%
6-7 weeks 30%
7-8 weeks 19%
8-9 weeks 0%
10 or more weeks 1%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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