What’s the Age of Most of the Horses You Work With?
The typical age of most horses that full-time farriers work with is 12 years. Some 69% of these horses fall within the 10- to 17-year range.
Some 26% are 3- to 10-years-old, while only 5% qualify as senior horses, being over 17 years old.
— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
Best Diagnostic Tools for Evaluating Lameness and Discomfort
When asked what tools they use to evaluate discomfort and lameness, farriers mentioned hoof testers, leverage testers, eye, hand and ear observations, diagnostic imaging and slow-motion video as being most important.
— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit
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