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post #1 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Your farrier : Cost and tipping

Hey, so I thought since I added a question to "Tipping your trainer" about tipping your farrier, I might want to start a new thread...

How much does your farrier cost, for what services, and do you tip?

My farrier charges 100 bucks for trim, and four shoes. I tip him 10 bucks every time because he offers a great, professional, and accurate service. He's always on time. He tells great stories, and has been very helpful with training tips, and feed suggestions when I moved Willy in June. I trust him fully!!!

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 04:39 PM
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My farrier charges $27 for a trim. She just raised her prices because the cost of her tools (and gas, of course) has gone through the roof. I tip her at least $3 every time.
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post #3 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 05:37 PM
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Mine charges $25 for trim and $50 for trim & shoes :) we don't tip tho

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post #4 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 05:43 PM
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mine charges 110 for trim and shoes

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post #5 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm... I wonder if Cali is just more expensive in general.??? I was starting to get worried until ACG3139 posted. I've noticed over time I might be paying more than most- I live in a really remote area, so finding a good farrier is hard...my farrier is in high demand. I guess he can charge that much because of that?

I wouldn't switch for the world though!

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post #6 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 05:59 PM
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110!!!!!!!!!!Thats outragous!

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post #7 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 06:26 PM
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Mine charges...

$30 for a trim

$75 trim, steel fronts, barefoot back

$95 trim, aluminum fronts, barefoot back

Lol, don't remember how much to shoe all 4... :)

And I don't tip.
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post #8 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 06:43 PM
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I've never had my two shod, my old farrier charged $50 for a trim and my new farrier $45.
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post #9 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 08:32 PM
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About $25 for a trim. I don't usually tip unless he does something like extra special, LOL!

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post #10 of 22 Old 07-13-2008, 08:50 PM
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Mine's $35 for a trim. I usually tip him 5-10 because
A) I'm the only client he has at my barn, and
B) depending on whether or not Wikke is being difficult about it which, being young, is about 50% of the time :P
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