What Words Do Owners Use to Describe Their Horses?

Horse Description % of Owners
Companion animal, pet   72%
Family member 65%
Performance partner 55%
Best friend 51%
Investment partner 20%
Livestock animal 20%
Employee   7%

— 2018 survey of 9,012 horse owners by American Horse Publications

Do You Avoid Removing the Periople When Providing Hoof Care?

Periople Options       % of Farriers
Avoid removing 56%
Remove 27%
Sometimes remove 17%

— 2021 American Farriers Journal reader poll








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