What's the cheapest you've gone with a farrier? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
The last farrier i had charged 20$ for a trim but did a lousy job. Current farrier charges 30$ does a better job not great but better.
spirit88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,791
• Horses: 2
35. for a trim, but I am not lucky enough to only need a trim.

nvr2many is offline  
post #13 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,777
• Horses: 3
You don't pick a farrier based on price, you chose based on skill, $10 to $20 saving don't mean a hill of beans if your farrier isn't any good.
Skyseternalangel and Kayella like this.
waresbear is offline  
post #14 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,471
• Horses: 0
About $80 for a trim $120 for fronts and $160 for all fours. Give or take sometimes. I'd rather spend $20 dollars more for a quality job then $20 for crap, sometimesas at the horses expense!
Posted via Mobile Device
SlideStop is offline  
post #15 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,487
• Horses: 0
My mustang gets a trim $40 and my QH gets full shoes $90, and my farrier does a fantastic job and is very patient with my horses and respects them.
Posted via Mobile Device
GamingGrrl is offline  
post #16 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:29 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Posts: 1,776
• Horses: 4
You have to ask yourself, if the price is so cheap, WHY its cheap. ;) Crap trims here are 25 dollars because otherwise, those poorly skilled farriers would have no business. They get business based on a cheap price, not skill. They dont keep knowledgeable horse owners as clients because of the shoddy sub par work. They prey on new and uneducated horse owners and develop "reputation" based on long term relationships with people who don't know any better.

SOME times, people who have been with good farriers a long time will get cheap prices because they are loyal. SOME times good farriers will work with people on limited incomes to help the horse and the person. It depends.

Good trims here are 35 to 45 in general. Sometimes bad trims cost that too though. Educate yourself and utilize the powerful tool in the internet at your disposal for other opinions and advice if you are not yet educated in what a good trim is and go from there. JMO.

Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)

Last edited by Trinity3205; 02-17-2013 at 11:32 PM.
Trinity3205 is offline  
post #17 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northeast Nebraska
Posts: 140
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by WoahHorsie View Post
If your horse is barefoot and you're only get a trim every other month, what's the cheapest you've gone? Or heard of someone able to pay?

I want to get a horse of my own soon, so I need to get all my facts straight first. Thanks!
Free, by my husband. Back in the day, before he broke his back. People used to stop me and want to know who trimmed her feet (she never had shoes) he was that good. He was a machinist, so he was all about the angles and the tiniest of cuts.
gogaited is offline  
post #18 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Wenas, WA
Posts: 950
• Horses: 1
$35, but know of one that trims for $30(don't know what his work quality is like though)

"Horses donít have hard mouths, they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get the horse through his body, the softer he will be in your hands." Clinton Anderson

AQHA13 is offline  
post #19 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
Trim $42
Sliding plates and trim $110
Muppetgirl is offline  
post #20 of 31 Old 02-17-2013, 11:33 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 729
• Horses: 1
I pay more for bare feet than an ugly pasture trim from a convensional farrier, $40 vs $25. The difference is my conscience and horses' health.
Posted via Mobile Device
hemms is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheapest Arena Prinella Horse Talk 18 09-20-2012 11:59 PM
Which Brands Are The Cheapest But Do The Trick? horsesRamazing Horse Nutrition 11 09-01-2012 05:40 PM
Fly Spray- what is the best, not just the cheapest. Citrus Horse Grooming 22 06-01-2011 02:51 PM
Cheapest Show Apparel? SorrelHorse Horse Talk 1 09-02-2010 12:21 AM
Cheapest mobile I have seen Jehanzeb Technology 0 11-21-2008 04:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome