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        02-17-2013, 10:26 PM
    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.
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        02-17-2013, 10:28 PM
    Green Broke
    35. For a trim, but I am not lucky enough to only need a trim.
        02-17-2013, 11:19 PM
    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.
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        02-17-2013, 11:23 PM
    Green Broke
    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!
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        02-17-2013, 11:26 PM
    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.
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        02-17-2013, 11:29 PM
    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 don't 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.
        02-17-2013, 11:29 PM
    Originally Posted by WoahHorsie    
    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.
        02-17-2013, 11:31 PM
    $35, but know of one that trims for $30(don't know what his work quality is like though)
        02-17-2013, 11:32 PM
    Trim $42
    Sliding plates and trim $110
        02-17-2013, 11:33 PM
    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.
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