Know Your Tool, Supply Costs Per Horse

The typical full-time farrier purchases $18,644 in farrier supplies and tools per year. This works out to an average supply and tool cost of $10.95 for each of the 1,702 horses he or she worked on during the year.

Part-time farriers average $10,695 in annual tool and supply purchases per year. This works out to an average of $16.50 for each of the 648 horses they work with during the year.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


What’s the Most Popular Software Task in Farrier Practices?

Options % of Farriers
Scheduling  26%
Invoicing 19%
Inventory 12%
Client Records 22%
Financial Planning 7%
Gait Analysis 14%







— 2015 American Farriers Journal reader poll

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