What Type Adhesive Application do You Use Most Often?

Adhesive Uses % of Attendees
Pour-in pads  78%
Hoof wall repairs 57%
Glue-on shoes or boots 35%
Heel or toe extensions 10%
Other uses    6%

— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

What has been Your Experience with Hiring and Keeping Reliable Apprentices?

Options % of Farriers
Typically a smooth process 20%
Finding and retaining apprentices is a mixed bag 0%
Typically a struggle finding and retaining apprentices 80%

— 2020 American Farriers Journal reader poll



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