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    08-25-2013, 12:29 AM
I pay $40 for a trim. Not sure about shoes, but I think they're $65-70 for fronts and $90 for all four.

I used one farrier who was $45 for a trim, $90 for front shoes and $120 for all four, but I only used her a couple of times when my favorite farrier wasn't available. Neither Aires nor I liked her at all. Took her an hour and a half to give him just a basic trim and at one point she made me put a stud chain on him because he was antsy (not rude). Never mind that he was three and it was maybe his fourth time ever seeing a farrier. Needless to say, after she made my friend Ace him to work on him the next time (I had to work and couldn't be there), I switched back to my old/favorite farrier (who is not only cheaper, but does a better job and is much faster).
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    08-25-2013, 12:43 AM
Green Broke
My farrier is on the higher side, compared to you guys' farriers He charges:

$35 for a trim.
$75 for front shoes.
$120 for shoes all around.

My horse's both have crap-tastic hooves, so my bill always runs high. One of my mares gets four shoes and pour in pads on the front. That runs me $200. I get those reset every six weeks or every 100 competitive miles. I can wear down a nail head and turn a pour in pad into ground meat in 100 miles.

My Arabian has laminitis and severe white line disease. Her shoes are going to cost be between $300 and $500 dollars. Probably closer to the high end.

And I pay these prices with a grim smile, because my farrier is awesome. He works directly with my vet. He attends shoeing conferences. He's always continuing his education and can get really creative to help my mares out. My horses' soundness is worth it.
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    08-25-2013, 02:21 AM
$45 trim
$95 front
$110 all 4
    08-25-2013, 02:29 AM
Hmm, my farrier charges
$35 for a trim
$85 for shoes on all 4

Not sure about front shoes only as I've never asked about that.
    08-25-2013, 02:31 AM
A flat $200 for trim & shoes, including corrective shoeing, snow pads, etc.
    08-25-2013, 04:38 AM
Green Broke
Trims - $20.00
Shod on the front only - $40.00
Shod all the way around - $70.00

I know he charges other clients $25 to trim, I don't know if he charges them more to shoe.

We've got 12 horses and schedule him out every 8 weeks year round. We are here, horses are all up with their halters on, and his work station is clean and ready when he gets here. He started coming here right out of farrier school while under an apprenticeship with our old farrier (retired now). We let him and his boys deer hunt on our land every fall, I just gave one of his sons an old pair of suede chaps that no longer fit me the last time they were here, we sold them a dirt bike for next to nothing several years ago, etc... These are the reasons he hasn't raised his rates on us like he has other clients.

The only increase we've had in all the years he's been coming here is upping the mini's trims from 10 to 20. I told him he ought to charge more for the little ****s. LOL
    08-26-2013, 12:00 AM
Green Broke
$30 for a trim, although I am in his $35 area. He has it figured according to distance from his home. I have 14 horses, and he does 3 across the street, plus the therapuetic riding horses just around the corner.

He does not do shoes. I am really glad to have him!!

    08-26-2013, 12:20 AM
25$ for a trim & my farrier is on the board for the National Farrier Assoc. He's one of the top in my state.
    08-26-2013, 12:58 AM
$45 for trims. Unsure about shoes as I've never needed them. The two best farriers in my area charge that much and I don't blame them because they cover a pretty significant area with their clients. There are others that are cheaper, but they are far less experienced. Their prices used to be less, but with the price of fuel and other necessary supplies going up in the last couple of years, they have been forced to raise their price.
    08-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Thumbs up farrier costs....

I used to go to a guy who was a friend of mine and I thought I was getting a good deal (especially because he did an excellent job) but after reading through some of these prices I guess I was paying a little high...

$55 trim and $225 for a full set of shoes

Love the forum guys.. lots of answers to a lot of good questions and saves me the trouble.. long time reader!!

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