Men Still Dominate the Farrier Trade
Among farriers participating in the latest American Farriers Journal business practices survey, 84% of full-time farriers were male, while 72% of part-time farriers were men.
— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
Pros and Cons of Following Standardized Trimming Guidelines
Farriers listed four major challenges and concerns they have when it comes to the use of standardized trimming guidelines:
1. The fact that every horse is different.
2. There are too many standards and not all of them are accurate.
3. Following the standards too closely could lead to missing some important concerns with the hoof.
4. Difficulty in remembering to apply all of the concepts to the entire hoof and the whole horse.
— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit
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