How Popular are Clipped Shoes?

Full-time farriers use side or quarter clips with 40% of the horses they shoe. Toe clips are used with 11% of these shod horses

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


How Often Does a Farrier See Each Horse?

The average number of farrier footcare visits for trims or shoes for each horse averages 8 visits per year.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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