Top Concerns of Farriers All Over the World

Major farrier worries are about the same regardless of where you trim and shoe horses:

  • Risk of injury
  • Being unfairly blamed for lameness issues
  • Getting paid
  • Client loyalty
  • Rival farriers undercutting my prices
  • Camaraderie between farriers is disappearing
  • Too many young farriers coming into their territory

— Simon Curtis, New Market, England

What are the Hoof-Care Needs of Your Client’s Horses?

Footcare Options % of Farriers
Trimmed and shod year-round 37%
Trimmed and shod, but left barefoot in the winter 34%
Trimmed only 29%

— 2017 America Farriers Journal reader poll



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