Footcare Professionals Don’t Like to Work Alone

Some 38% of full-time farriers rarely or never trim and/or shoe without another person being at the barn. Only 7% always work without another person being present.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


What is the Farthest Distance You Drive to Work on a Horse?

Options % of Full-Time Farriers
Under 25 miles 18%
26-50 miles 30%
51-100 miles 32%
More than 100 miles 20%

— 2015 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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