Typical Farrier has Spent Half His or Her Life as a Farrier

The typical full-time farrier is 48 years old and has worked in the business for 24 years. This includes 20 years working as a full-time farrier.

By comparison, the typical part-time farrier is 46 years old and has worked 18 years in the business, with 14 years spent as a part-time farrier.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

When Addressing the Frog, Most Farriers Tend to …

Options % of Farriers
Trim it correctly 12%
Over trim it 65%
Don't trim it enough 23%

— 2016 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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