How do farriers handle the need for clips?

When clips are required, 52% of full-time farriers purchase already-clipped keg shoes, 42% draw clips on keg shoes, 29% modify already-clipped keg shoes and 11% forge therapeutic shoes and draw their own clips.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


Do you set aside money in an emergency savings account for unexpected expenses?

Options % of Farriers
Designate a specific amount from every shoeing 10%
Regularly set aside money 45%
Set aside some money when I can 36%
Don't set aside any money 9%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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