Online Farrier Product Shopping on the Rise

When it comes to the internet, 86% of farriers spend time searching for information on equine footcare products. Some 74% of farriers purchase some products online, often from farrier shops.

Among farriers who buy products online, some 40% of their hoof-care product needs are purchased this way.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

If You Train Horses to Stand Properly, Do You Charge for These Services?

Some 63% of farriers who train horses to stand properly for hoof-care work charge an average of $40 to $50 per horse for these services. The remaining 36% handle this training work at no charge to clients.

— 2017 American Farriers Journal survey

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