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.

How Horse Owners Rank The Value Of Farrier Certification

Ranking Importance % of Horse Owners  
  2000 2011
Not at all 17%


Somewhat 33%


Preferred 42%   35%            
Essential 8% 10%  

— 2000 and 2011 American Farriers Journal horse owner surveys

Men Vs. Women Footcare Professionals

Some 93% of full-time farriers are men while 90% of part-time farriers are men.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study