Does Your Farrier Show Up On Time?

Timeliness                             % Of Horse Owners                      

Always                                    63.0%

Frequently                              23.7%

Sometimes                               8.9%

Never                                         2.8%

Don’t know                               1.5%

— 2011 American Farriers Journal horse owner survey

Making It A Career

The typical full-time farrier is 55-years-old and has spent 26 years handling footcare work.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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