How Year-Round Footcare Needs are Met

Nationwide, 41% of horses are trimmed and shod year-round while 23% are trimmed and shod for much of the year, but left barefoot during the winter months. Some 29% of horses are only trimmed while 7% are never trimmed or shod.

— 2020 American Farriers Journal Business Practices survey

Farrier Protocols for Working with Lame Horses

Options % of Farriers
Work alone 4%
Work alone, consult veterinarian as needed 71%
Immediately get veterinarian involved when lameness is suspected 25%
Too early to know 72%

— 2019 American Farriers Journal lameness survey