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        03-30-2010, 07:08 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Curious

    What so you pay your farrier?
    Does your farrier charge a barn fee?
    Does your farrier charge you to pull the shoes that he put on off?

    Reason Im asking is that mine charges me a 10$ barn fee. He started that when the cost of diesel went up... This I can kinda deal with....

    He also charges me 10$ a pr to pull shoes off. That he put on....This bothers me. In my 30 + yrs of having horses I have NEVER paid this.
    He does great work is always on time and knowledgeable but ya know I hate being nickeled dimed to death...He just did trims on 2 - 70$ 30 for trims 10$ barn fee
    Then when it comes time to put shoes on it cost me 125 for shoes all around ,then 10 for barn fee and 10 for pulling shoes off...

    Ya know I don't mind getting screwed as long as I'm getting some excitement out of it..
         
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        03-30-2010, 08:25 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    A fee for pulling shoes?? Eeek! D: Mine doesn't charge a barn fee, I pay $25 for a trim, and I think it's $35 for a trim and front shoes.
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        03-30-2010, 08:34 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Yeah, that doesn't really sound right. Maybe ask him if he can decide on one fee or the other? Lol. I pay $35 for a trim and $65 for shoes, but I board at a farm with 15 horses there so he gives us a deal. He has never charged to pull them off, just included in a trim. Plus, he's darn nice to look at too!
         
        03-30-2010, 09:07 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    I pay $80 to trim two horses. My farrier never sticks to a schedule, seldom answers the phone, and often will just show up at a horse show and trim my horse there. It's pretty unprofessional but he has the monopoly on farrier services, there is no one else.
         
        03-30-2010, 09:19 AM
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    Started
    It is weird to charge somebody for pulling shoes. To me that should be included. My farrier charges $50 for front shoes and a trim on all. IDK what he would charge for a trim only.
         
        03-30-2010, 09:26 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    The farrier that I'm using now doesn't charge a barn fee if he trims more than 4 horses. It's $20 a trim. I don't know about shoes because I've never had shoes put on. He doesn't charge to pull them off even if he didn't put them on.
         
        03-30-2010, 09:26 AM
      #7
    Started
    My farrier is $50 for trims, and $95 for fronts, all around if $160 (I think). No fees for pulling shoes...

    And no farm fee :)
         
        03-30-2010, 12:07 PM
      #8
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Mingiz    
    What so you pay your farrier?
    Does your farrier charge a barn fee?
    Does your farrier charge you to pull the shoes that he put on off?

    Reason Im asking is that mine charges me a 10$ barn fee. He started that when the cost of diesel went up... This I can kinda deal with....

    He also charges me 10$ a pr to pull shoes off. That he put on....This bothers me. In my 30 + yrs of having horses I have NEVER paid this.
    He does great work is always on time and knowledgeable but ya know I hate being nickeled dimed to death...He just did trims on 2 - 70$ 30 for trims 10$ barn fee
    Then when it comes time to put shoes on it cost me 125 for shoes all around ,then 10 for barn fee and 10 for pulling shoes off...

    Ya know I don't mind getting screwed as long as I'm getting some excitement out of it..
    I've actually never heard of that to be honest. It sounds a little extreme to me. It's unfortunate gas went up, but what does it have to do with horses?? It's part of the business he's in. It's something he should be covering, not you. As for removing shoes? Again never seen or hear of a farrier do that. That's normall included as part of the trim or re-shoeing fee. My farrier never charged a barn or shoe removal fee. That really adds up to your regular shoeing fees eh.

    Maybe time to find a new farrier?
         
        03-30-2010, 01:05 PM
      #9
    Banned
    My farrier charges 35 for a trim, 85 for trim and front shoes, and I'm pretty sure its 100 for all four shoes and a trim. Our barn farrier charges I think 45-50 for a trim and 100 for a trim and front shoes. He does all sorts of stuff too like paint the horses hooves with sealant before letting them go. But I've never heard of a farrier charging to pull shoes that he's put on, especially if he's going to put a new pair back on.
         
        03-30-2010, 03:03 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    My farrier charges 45 for a full set of shoes 10 for trimming the feet and he'll sometimes come out if one shoe comes off and put it back on for free :)
         

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