Each Friday morning, we will be sharing several facts and figures that will be helpful in seeing how you measure up business-wise with other farriers. This edition of Friday's Farrier Facts & Figures is sponsored by Markel Insurance Co. To read more from this series, click here.
Handling Footcare Repairs
In a typical week, 43% of full-time farriers use acrylic and hoof repair products, 42% use pour-in pads, 10% glue on shoes, 79% use plastic or non-metal shoes and 16% use pads.
— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
How Many Footcare Educational Events Do You Attend Each Year?
One fifth of farriers attend a half dozen or more educational conferences or clinics each year to expand their footcare knowledge. Another 47% attend three to five events while one-third of farriers attend one or two hoof-care educational events each year.
— 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendee survey