How Many Hours Per Week Does The Typical Farrier Work?

The typical full-time farrier averages 38 hours of footcare work per week while working with 39 horses.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

How Do Farriers Handle The Need For Clips?

When clips are required, 63% of full-time farriers purchase already-clipped keg shoes, 45% draw clips on keg shoes, 35% modify already-clipped keg shoes and 19% forge therapeutic shoes and draw their own clips.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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