What’s the Most Popular Form of Payment for Your Hoof-Care Clients?

Options                                                            % of Farriers

Cash                                                                          38%

Check                                                                        60%

Credit                                                                        1%

Electronic bank transfer                                        1%

—  2020 American Farriers Journal reader poll


How Farriers Handle Their Emails

When it comes to the primary device horseshoers use when it comes to reading and answering emails, 63% rely on cell phones, 15% mainly use tablets and 9% do so via their desktop computer. 

The remaining 13% use a laptop computer, either at home and/or in their shoeing rig.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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