Do You Sell Or Recommend Equine Products To Horse Owners?

Some 86% of farriers are asked by clients to recommend as many as two dozen different types of equine products. The main lines of products that farriers are asked about include hoof boots, fly control sprays, hoof supplements, feeds, joint supplements and hoof dressings.

In addition, 34% of farriers sell products such as hoof supplements and hoof dressings to clients.

— 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendee survey

How Many Miles Per Week Do Farriers Spend Behind The Wheel Of Their Trucks?

The typical full-time farrier drives 383 miles per week while part-time farriers average 139 miles per week.

—  2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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