Originally Posted by Solon
I'm just saying that the going rate around here for trimming is 35-45 dollars. If someone was charging way more than that, you should be asking questions. Same with shoeing. It's not that hard to figure it out.
Unless a farrier is better than another and sees something extra the horse needs/doesn't need. My mare used to have an amazing farrier before I leased her out and she was moving much better when he advised me to put pads on her front feet along with shoes. The other farrier didn't do that and she moved fine, but when she got pads put on she was an amazing mover and much happier even. Granted, it was an extra $40 or so per shoeing.