When You Started Your Farrier Career, Did You Serve an Apprenticeship?

Some 68% of full-time farriers started their careers by serving as an apprentice.

A total of 41% served an apprenticeship that lasted more than 2 years. Another 19% apprenticed for 2 years, 18% for 1 year and 22% for less than 12 months.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

 

How Do You Handle Clients Who Refuse to Pay After You Work on Their Horses?

Options % of Full-Time Farriers

Pursue all legal avenues to successfully collect the outstanding balance.

26%

Send a collection letter requesting payment and hope they pay. If they don’t, let it go.

16%

Confront the client and request payment. If the client refuses to pay, repossess the shoes.

12%
After trying to collect, let it go because it’s usually not worth my time to chase. 46%


— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll