How much for a good trim?? - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 970
• Horses: 0
How much for a good trim??

I was wondering how much everyone pays for a good trim? I am thinking about staying barefoot as we will just ride around our land no rocks or anything. So I'm wondering how much everyone pays. I have been out of the horse loop for about 5 years and its kind of hard to get back in as everyone has went their separate ways I use to ride with and most don't even have horses any more.
Posted via Mobile Device
KyMoMoF3CuTiEs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 14,944
• Horses: 1
My farrier (who I love) charges $40 for a trim.

My best friend's farrier charges $50. She used to use the same farrier I do, but she does endurance and my farrier does more roping/ranch/pleasure/trail and doesn't know much about endurance horses (she asked him three times to take off more toe as her horse kept tripping, but he wouldn't).
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is online now  
post #3 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 09:56 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 949
• Horses: 0
For "our" area Kentucky/East TN anywhere from $35-50 should be expected, and usually depends on how easy it is to handle the horse's feet. My farrier charges $40 for trimming.
EmsTNWalkers is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 970
• Horses: 0
The lady I have coming is the one I am switching to for lessons for my kids. So far I really like her in all I have felt with her on. So we will see how she trims. I had a hard time finding anyone to come out for just two horses. But we bought sunshine a few days after her trim so its been 8 weeks and she is needing it but they are not bad. So I'm thinking 8 weeks may be a good time frame for her we shall see.
Posted via Mobile Device
KyMoMoF3CuTiEs is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 970
• Horses: 0
Oh I should mention she's charging me $30. And she's going to try to help the other mare that has the broken cannon from a few years ago. And she will help get the foal ready and use to her after its born. I just love her. She moved her from somewhere has specialised in horses her whole life. Ran stables and did rehab and work with horses in ministry. I hope she is perfect and works out.
Posted via Mobile Device
KyMoMoF3CuTiEs is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:04 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
I pay $35, can go up to $50 around here for the all barefoot "natural" trimmers... (eye roll)
AlexS likes this.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:07 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 949
• Horses: 0
$30 is a great price. I hope she does good and it works out!
EmsTNWalkers is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:11 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,619
• Horses: 5
We pay $35 a horse to our excellent barefoot trimmer. That's pretty average for our area.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:13 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,619
• Horses: 5
Just FYI, be sure to get a certified barefoot trimmer if you can. Many farriers do what is called a pasture trim and call it barefoot. Not the same thing at all.
Wallaby likes this.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 04-12-2013, 10:18 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hephzibah, GA
Posts: 185
• Horses: 6
I pay $30 to a great barefoot farrier who started out on draft horse and she is female. The first farrier I used I felt was to rough with my mare cause she hadn't been trimmed in years and her hooves where flared and cracked and sour. When she didn't want to stand, he wanted to hit her. Then he said he wanted to sedate her and she blew a gasket when she saw the needle and went wacko. This was only a week after we had had her and she had not been handled at all. To top it all off, he did a pasture trim and cut her hooves way too close then what I wanted. When I switched to Racheal, she spent 20 minutes watching my horses walk and trot and how the planted their feet. She has done barefoot trimming for 15 years and I love how gentle she is with my horses and she doesn't stress them. She is well worth the money. The last two times she came out, she told me 25 a horse, but I gave her 30 anyway. She will only take one appointment a day and said it doesn't matter if it takes her an hour or 4 hours, she wants to make sure the horse isn't stressed and is always comfortable with her.
dlpark2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What are some good tips and sources for someone who wants to learn to trim? Shoebox Hoof Care 12 03-28-2013 10:14 AM
Picture Examples Of a Good Trim HighonEquine Hoof Care 3 02-02-2013 03:26 AM
Natural barefoot trim vs. Reg bareft trim?? free_sprtd Horse Health 9 12-28-2012 05:35 PM
The difference a good trim makes MysterySparrow Horse Talk 4 11-10-2012 10:54 PM
TWH clipping his feet even after a good trim. Diegosmom Gaited Horses 41 04-16-2012 02:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome