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post #11 of 50 Old 05-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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Sky, They don't accept tips?
Nope.. I tried once and I got the big thumbs down lol.

If I were there, though, I'd find some way... maybe make him a bunch of brittle or get something cool to drink during the summer.

I'd find a way!!

But the least I can do is have my horse trained well for the farrier, which he is. A bit fussy lately since I'm not there but hey.. *shrug*

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post #12 of 50 Old 05-30-2012, 09:26 PM
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Showing your appreciation like that is a big plus. Just as good as a tip or better in some cases. ;)
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post #13 of 50 Old 05-31-2012, 02:04 AM
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Is this a fair price? Am I being "ripped off" as my friend put it?
"Fair" has a lot to do with the quality of service.

In my neck of the woods, I get $45 for this.



This would cost you $95 for a full trim and a pair of fronts.



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post #14 of 50 Old 05-31-2012, 08:11 AM
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Here I have paid $25 to $50 depending on the farrier or trimmer. My current trimmer charges $40 and I always feel guilty because I can't see how that covers her cost. Plus, I only have her out a couple of times a year, if that since I trim my own. She won't take more because she says my horse is no work at all when she does come out. When I can do a favour for her, I do and I always offer her a snack! Sometimes she has a helper with her that doesn't drink; he drives, so we can sit and have a beer with lunch :)
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post #15 of 50 Old 05-31-2012, 08:22 AM
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Here in Washington State its $35 for a trim. Although I have never tipped my farrier some version of gratitude is not a bad idea. Hmmm, he is out next week, I may just make him a batch of cookies especially since we needed to bump up our our appt..

A good farrier is worth his/her weight in gold, we love our farrier!
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Wow I feel intensely guilty. My farrier charges me $15 for a trim, he comes out from spring to fall every 6wks and in the winter every 9wks. He is very professional, calls the night before, always on time and if not he calls. He is booked solid and I have friends who have been trying to get on his rotation. I always tell my friends once you get on his rotation don't get off, someone will be there to snatch your spot up. He has been doing my horses feet for 3 yrs and I've not found any terrain that they won't walk over.
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post #17 of 50 Old 05-31-2012, 09:03 AM
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Wow I feel intensely guilty. My farrier charges me $15 for a trim, he comes out from spring to fall every 6wks and in the winter every 9wks.
Make the man some cookies!!!
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I pay $40 per horse. Considering the price of gas and time spent travelling I think it's fair. People don't seem to realize the farrier has to factor in the cost of replacing tools, wear and tear on the vehicle, etc.
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My farrier charges $50 a trim, I would gladly pay this, but alas, my boys need shoes all around on this wonderful Missouri terrain.
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post #20 of 50 Old 05-31-2012, 09:11 AM
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I pay $40 per horse. Considering the price of gas and time spent travelling I think it's fair. People don't seem to realize the farrier has to factor in the cost of replacing tools, wear and tear on the vehicle, etc.
And chiro/massage appointments to fix their backs.. But yes, they work really hard and are deserving of a form of compensation in my eyes.

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