Among 1,475 Horse Owners …

53% had changed farriers in the past 3 years.

47% didn’t change farriers in the past 3 years.

— 2020 American Farriers Journal survey on why horse owners change farriers

How Owners are Involved in the Horse Industry

Among horse owners, 21% also identify themselves as barn/farm managers. Some 14% also identified as riding instructors, 15% as horse trainers and 13% as horse breeders.

Some 58% indicate they are pleasure riders while only one-third ride competitively. 

— 2018 American Horse Publications Equine Industry Survey of 9,012 horse owners sponsored by Zoetis





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