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post #21 of 25 Old 11-21-2012, 04:53 PM
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Average here is $30-40 / horse for a trim.

I pay $35 and my gelding is trimmed about every 4 weeks during the summer and every 6 weeks in the winter. I let his hooves tell me how often he needs to be trimmed. It takes her about a half hour to trim him. I stick to a very strict schedule because he is likely to go lame if I don't and its not something I'm willing to chance (previously diagnosed with "navicular" as the result of bad farrier work).

Every horse is different and will need a different schedule depending on certain factors.
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post #22 of 25 Old 11-21-2012, 09:02 PM
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Just was wondering :) My gelding goes every 12-15 weeks before he needs a trim. Can't do it any sooner bc his feet don't grow very fast.
If the horse is working/walking enough for wear to keep up with growth, that's one thing - although IME these horses still frequently need 'touch ups' for balance - but if your horse's feet grow that slowly, I'd be looking into the cause. Perhaps nutrition is a big prob, or mechanics - long walls for eg - are reducing circulation & therefore growth...
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post #23 of 25 Old 11-21-2012, 09:10 PM
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Yes the $28 guy gives me a better trim. Only difference is the $50 guy goes to the expensive barns and charges that even though they do the same quality work. Kind of like brand name vs off brand lol
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I don't see farriers as being brand name vs not I see them as capable or not. We had a farrier that someone at my barn swore by that he was awesome and did all these top race horses. Took 6 months for my horses hooves to grow out enough she could walk comfortably without shoes. He completely gouged the bottom of the hooves on 7 horses and lamed up 4. That is a terrible sucess rate if you ask me.

Could I save money and possibly get the same type of work? Maybe but quite frankly I like the way he handles my horse, he won't put up with her crap yet he is still patient. He was out in 3 days when I called in the middle of summer and told him my horse needed shoes. In the middle of show season for one horse.

And how do you know they do the same work?
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post #24 of 25 Old 11-21-2012, 10:11 PM
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Depends if they need it. Both my 2 horses are barefoot, and we live in Missouri(which is all rocks, really). And because of that their feet are extremely strong. Their feet are very healthy. I condition them and clean and disinfect them all the time. So their feet are well conditioned and no one gets thrush or whiteline disease. I have Charm's done usually every 5 months, but we board-so they're checked every two months. And Boston's usually every 3 months.
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post #25 of 25 Old 11-22-2012, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yes there are alot of unable farrier out there. And no I do not cheap on my horses health in anyway. All farriers are entitled to what they want to charge whether they can do the job right. I have a guy that does the job very well for a good price $28. The farrier that does the barn where I board at charges $50 per trim but at the same time board there is high (I work mine off) and for the same quality of work he charges $22 more. That's the only reason why I used off brand vs name brand. Lol
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