Charge For Shoeing Extras
When it comes to extra items involved with shoeing, full-time farriers charge an average of $12.86 per shoe for clips, $10.43 for trailers and $12.63 for rockered or square toe shoes.
— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study
How Large Is The Thoroughbred Business?
During 2017, 1,342 Thoroughbred stallions covered 31,863 mares in North America. This represents a 5.5% decrease in the number of stallions and a drop of 5.6% in the number of mares bred when compared with 2016 records.
— 2017 Jockey Club report of mares bred
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