Major Farrier Pet Peeves in Regard to Client Footcare Knowledge
|Concerns||% of Farriers|
|Misinformed (internet educated, reads too much, misunderstands what they read, antiquated information)||35%|
|Telling farriers how to shoe||30%|
|Lack of footcare knowledge (little horse sense, lack of education, limited information)||28%|
|Lack of time, training, working with horses||17%|
|Poor horsemanship skills||16%|
|Lack of respect, appreciation for farrier knowledge||14%|
|Belief in footcare fads and gimmicks||9%|
|Unrealistic expectations (requesting miracles)||9%|
|Don’t share whole story about foot concerns||9%|
|Know enough about footcare to be dangerous||3%|
|Want quick footcare fix (short term vs. long term)||2%|
|Always wants to try latest footcare ideas mentioned in general equine magazines||1%|
|Demands footcare answer they want||1%|
— Survey of attendees at 2007 International Hoof-Care Summit
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— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees
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