Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.

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Do you tip your farrier for trimming or shoeing your horses? We asked our readers this question in last week’s online poll. More than 1,700 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 1,727 respondents, nearly three-quarters (1,220) said they do not tip their farrier. Another 223 individuals (13%) said they tip their farrier every time, while 207 (12%) said they only tip their farrier during the holidays. The remaining 77 respondents (4%) said they will tip their farrier if the horse acts up during shoeing or trimming.

Additionally, more than 200 people left comments about their farriers and why they do or do not tip him or her. 

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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