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.

Trims Vs. Shoes

Some 99% of full-time farriers trim and shoe while the remaining 1% do trims only.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

Take Steps To Stay Safe

Some 6% of full-time farriers require that someone else be present when trimming and shoeing horses. Only 9% are willing to work alone in a barn on a regular basis.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study