Most Farriers Work Close to Home

Some 56% of full-time farriers work on most of their horses within a 49-mile radius from their home. Only 19% travel more than 100 miles to work on the majority of the horses in their footcare practice.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


Lameness Referrals Made by Farriers to Veterinarians in Last 12 Months

Number of Cases                                                        % of Farriers

1-10 cases                                                                            67%

11-25 cases                                                                          19%

26-50 cases                                                                          8%

Over 50 cases                                                                      6%

— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey

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