Do You Get Involved with Hoof Mapping?

Some 74% of farriers do some type of hoof mapping or measuring as an aid in assessing hoof distortions and balance. Among these farriers, 94% believe these concepts are continuously being advanced or improved.

— Survey of attendees at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit


Do You Set Aside Money in an Emergency Savings Account for Dealing with Unexpected Expenses?

Options % of Farriers
Yes, I designate a specific amount from every trim, shoeing. 10%
Yes, I regularly set aside money. 45%
Yes, I set aside some money when I can. 36%
No, I don't set aside any amount. 9%

— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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