Five Disciplines Make Up the Majority of Farriers Work

Horses that work in five disciplines make up 61% of the total horses a typical full-time farrier handles in his or her footcare practice.

Discipline % Horses in Typical Farrier Book
Backyard 25%
Hunters/jumpers 13%
Trail, recreational   9%
Dressage 8%

— 2020 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


Growing Concerns About Having Enough Retirement Dollars

Among full-time farriers with organized retirement plans, many are not happy with the financial progress they’ve made toward having the dollars needed to sit back and enjoy life in their later years.

Only 8% are very satisfied and are investing more than the needed contributions to achieve their retirement goals. Another 34% maintain they’re satisfied and on track with needed contributions to meet their retirement goals.

However, 33% of farriers are not sure how well they are doing. The remaining 25% are dissatisfied with their funding and are concerned they will not have the necessary funds to reach their retirement goals.

— 2020 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study








IHCS 2023

Friday's Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.

The International Hoof-Care Summit is returning to the Duke Energy Center and Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio Jan. 24-27, 2023, for 4 days of focused learning that will change your footcare practice forever. With over 75 hours of classes, roundtables, lectures, networking, camaraderie and the world’s largest hoof-care products trade show, the 20th annual Summit is the best way for you to learn successful techniques and business-building strategies from today’s top footcare experts. Network with hoof-care professionals from around the world and get ideas and advice to meet your specific needs and interests. Learn more and register here.

Register today.