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KyMoMoF3CuTiEs 04-12-2013 09:49 PM

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.
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DraftyAiresMum 04-12-2013 09:53 PM

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).
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EmsTNWalkers 04-12-2013 09:56 PM

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.

KyMoMoF3CuTiEs 04-12-2013 09:58 PM

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.
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KyMoMoF3CuTiEs 04-12-2013 10:02 PM

Oh I should mention she's charging me $30. And she's gonna 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.
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caseymyhorserocks 04-12-2013 10:04 PM

I pay $35, can go up to $50 around here for the all barefoot "natural" trimmers... (eye roll)

EmsTNWalkers 04-12-2013 10:07 PM

$30 is a great price. I hope she does good and it works out!

Vidaloco 04-12-2013 10:11 PM

We pay $35 a horse to our excellent barefoot trimmer. That's pretty average for our area.

Vidaloco 04-12-2013 10:13 PM

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.

dlpark2 04-12-2013 10:18 PM

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.

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