Typical Age of Lame Horses Farriers have Worked with during the Past 12 Months
Age of Horses % of Farriers
4 years or younger 5%
5-12 years 33%
13-18 years 51%
Over 19 years 11%
— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey
How Did Your 2019 Footcare Business Income Compare with 2018?
Income % of Attendees
Stayed the same 39%
— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendee
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