What’s the #1 Feeding Challenge for Horse Owners?

Options   % of Farriers
Lack of knowledge         23%
Overfeeding or underfeeding 21%
Understanding equine nutrition 19%
Keeping forage quality consistent 11%
Making proper feed choices 8%
Too many feeding choices 7%
Lacking an effective feeding plan 3%








— 2019 survey of International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

What was Your Gross Footcare Income in 2019?

Income Range % of Attendees
Over $200,000       5%
$160,000 - $199,999 8%
$120,000 - $159,999 10%
$80,000 - $119,999 24%
$40,000 - $79,999 29%
Under $39,999 24%







— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

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