Hot Shoeing Vs. Cold Shoeing

Some 73% of full-time farriers hot fit shoes on the majority of the horses they work with.

Among part-time farriers, only 39% were hot shoeing while 61% do cold shoeing the majority of the time.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


Will You Attend the 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit?

A year ahead of next year’s event, 81% of farriers indicated they plan to attend the 17th annual International Hoof-Care Summit, being held from January 21-24, 2020, in Cincinnati while 16% were still undecided.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit

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