If You Sell Products to Horse Owners, What are Your Yearly Product Sales?

Options % of Attendees 
Under $500 36%
$501 - $1,000 10%
$1,001 - $1,500 8%
$1,501 - $2,000 8%
$2,001 - $2,500   8%
$2,501 - $5,000 11%
$5,001 - $10,000 11%
Over $10,000   8%

— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

When Trimming, Shoeing and Forging, Do You Experience Arm Pain Related to Repetitive Motion?

Concerns % of Farriers 
Yes, I have minor elbow pain    7%
Yes, I have moderate elbow pain 14%
Yes, I have major elbow pain 6%
Yes, I have minor wrist pain 6%
Yes, I have moderate wrist pain   4%
Yes, I have minor elbow and wrist pain 14%
Yes, I have moderate elbow and wrist pain 25%
Yes, I have major elbow and wrist pain   7%
No, I have do not have any elbow or wrist pain 10%

— 2020 American Farriers Journal reader poll



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