What Type Pads Do You Use Most Frequently?

Pad style % of Farriers
Frog Support 14%
Wedge 8%
Flat 6%
Winter 4%
Rim 3%
Varies 2%
Boots 1%
Mesh 1%
Roller motion 1%

— Survey of 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

Cell Phones More Popular Than Tablets

Some 96% of full-time farriers utilize cell phones in their businesses while 53% also use tablets. Some 92% of farriers use cell phones for contacting clients while 88% utilize them for hoof photography and 69% of farriers use them to shoot video.

Other uses include 81% of farriers who use cell phones to get news, 67% for client scheduling, 57% for invoicing, 34% for keeping individual horse records and 30% for accounting purposes.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


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