What’s the Average Yearly Hoof-Care Income for Part-Time Farriers?

The typical part-time farrier earns an average of $26,148 in footcare income per year while working with an average of 13 horses per week.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


Do You Support the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act?

Similar bills have recently been introduced into both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The following are results from an American Farriers Journal website poll conducted in June of 2018.

Options % of Farriers
Yes, soring must be stopped 56%

Yes, but I'm concerned about the shoeing restrictions spelled out in the bill 


No, I'm against soring but the legislation is too restrictive with shoeing  

No, enforce the law as written   6%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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