Trimming, Shoeing Intervals are Still Too Long
While most farriers encourage clients to have hoof care work done on their horses every 6 weeks, only 13% of horses are on this specific schedule. Some 59% of horses are trimmed and shod within a 6- to 8-week range.
Unfortunately 20% of horses go 10 weeks or more without being trimmed or shod. On the other hand, 7% of horses are on a routine 4- to 5-week footcare schedule.
— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
Do You Sell Products to Horse Owners?
Some 35% of farriers attending the International Hoof-Care Summit sell products to footcare clients. This is twice as many as among all full-time farriers that have reported data in the 2018 American Farriers Journal benchmark study.
— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit
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