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Equine Education Between Your Barn Stops

Podcasts can make the time you spend driving more productive
The most recent American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey showed that the average farrier drives 322 miles per week. Maybe your total mileage for the job is higher or lower, but unless clients bring the horses to your shop, you’re spending time behind the steering wheel to get to appointments.
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2016 Farrier Business Practices Survey

How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Data gleaned from the only industry-wide benchmark survey of its kind let you compare your business with other footcare operations
Data from the exclusive American Farriers Journal “Farrier Business Practices” survey offers essential information to help you evaluate how well your business compares with those of other footcare professionals. Compiled every 2 years, farriers not only use this data for business analysis purposes, but also rely on this data when raising trimming and shoeing prices.
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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

What We've Learned About Part-Time Farriers

Every 2 years, we conduct the exclusive American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey, which reveals the latest trends and statistics on how hoof-care professionals operate their businesses. In the latest survey published a year ago, part-time farriers represented 26% of the farriers that took the time to answer our 4-page, 70-question survey.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

What's Your Pricing Strategy?

With the hoof-care season about to hit full stride, many farriers have already raised their trimming and shoeing prices for the coming year. And if you haven't already done so, now's a good time to think about the impact higher supply costs can have on the need for boosting your prices.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Start Thinking About Raising Prices for 2013

Data gathered from across the country for the 2012 Farrier Business Practices survey can help you make effective pricing decisions for the coming year

Data gathered from across the country for the 2012 Farrier Business Practices survey can help you make effective pricing decisions for the coming year.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Equine Industry Gearing Up For A Comeback

While there are still many challenges, it appears that the equine industry is beginning to recover from its disastrous 2008 recession. This is based on the percentage of respondents owning horses or competing with them at the same or higher levels than 2 years ago.


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The Backyard Horse

The Year of the Backyard Horse

Introducing a new AFJ series that will zero in on what many farriers say provides the backbone of their shoeing book
The first “Shoeing For A Living” story that I ever did pretty much revolved around backyard horses.
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