Which Clips are Most Used?

When clips are required, 40% of full-time farriers use side or quarter clips while 11% use toe clips.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


How Many Miles Per Week Do Farriers Spend Behind the Wheel of Their Trucks?

The typical full-time farrier drives 469 miles per week while part-time farriers average 140 miles per week.

Only 24% of full-time farriers charge extra for mileage, with the typical charge averaging $10.61 per visit.

Other options used by full-time farriers include a flat mileage charge that averages $17.5, a fuel charge that averages $22.80 or a flat barn fee that averages $26.50.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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