Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Contrary to what you read on this forum the majority of U.S. Horses are shod also. The cost to shoe if you board at a barn and have a cerified farrier do it is probably $110-120 every 6-8 weeks but if you shop around and your horse has no special needs then you can find good horseshoers that will do it cheaper.
ok, how are you getting that most horses in the U.S. Are shod? Almost EVERYONE I know tries to avoid shoes if at all possible. I'm not real happy about needing to put shoes on our horses, but I fear to say that mine may need a round of them.
Rangergirl is from NY, and up there $35-50 is the norm for a trim. Here in kansas $20-35 is the norm. And I consider 35 to be a bit high. From the guys I get numbers from, around $25 for a trim, and another $25 for each 2 shoes. Trim and front shoes last fall were $50.
Anyhow, a lot of the show horses seem to be shod, but I don't think it would be a requirement. Anyhow, like it's been said check with the folks putting on the show.