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.
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