How Farriers Charge for Lameness Work

Options % of Farriers
Normal trimming and shoeing charges only 17%
Extra charges for specific work (materials, specialty shoes, etc.) 90%
Charge an hourly rate 24%




— 2019 American Farriers Journal Lame Horse Survey

Farrier Work is #1 Income Source

Some 37% of full-time farriers have non-related farrier business activities compared to 86% for part-time farriers.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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