Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Cheap and good is certainly not the norm in the world of hoof care. 25 dollars doesnt pay the farriers cost today to be self employed, drive you a house, provide a service, pay for tools and wear and tear on his vehicle etc and still provide for himself continuing education, insurance, sick days and all the other things that come with self employment. Not at all. Heck, 35 probably doesnt cover it either. Havent done the math lately. This is somewhat reliant on the cost of living in your area but Im pretty rural and its pretty cheap to love here as a rule.
Also, considering "good" is subjective, I judge "good" by my personal standards of a trim that promotes hoof health. Most trims round here are either pasture trims (prepping for a shoe) or dont even recognize and address common problems found in the areas hooves, like thrush contraction under run heels etc etc and actually perpetuate these problems! Not such a good deal when your horse ends up with navicular and random soundness issues due to shoddy hoof care.
In my area, I have yet to personally witness a good, promoting hoof health educated, 25 dollar trim. Not saying it isnt out there somewhere, but if it is, I havent seen it yet.
All that said, price doesnt always reflect the real quality inside something, but its a pretty darn good measuring stick at the doorway.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 02-18-2013 at 12:03 AM.