How Owners Deal with Higher Horse Keeping Costs
As the costs of keeping horses continues to increase, owners/managers are utilizing several different approaches in dealing with rising costs. Some 62% are reducing expenditures in other area of their lives in order to deal with having to spend more on their horses.
Some 27% of owners will trim expenses by participating in fewer equine competitions and 25% will find new ways to increase their current overall income. Another 20% of owners will deal with increased costs by reducing the number of horses.
— 2018 survey of 9,012 horse owners by American Horse Publications
When It Comes to Working Together, How Well Do Farriers Get Along with Veterinarians?
|Relationships||% of Farriers|
|Great, with no problems||49%|
|Good, but with a few problems||48%|
|Poor, needs improvement||2%|
|No relationship with area vets||1%|
— 2020 American Farriers Journal Business Practices survey