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post #11 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 07:21 AM
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I pay $25 a horse here in N.Florida...

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post #12 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 08:56 AM
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$35-$45 in N. Illiniois, on average. I know a guy that pays $80 for a certified natural barefoot trim. I have seen the work that trimmer does. Horrid.

However, my friends pay $35 for a barefoot trim from a lady who isn't a "professional", and I really like her work. So, ask for references, and if at all possible, try to go see them do a trim on someone else's horse first.

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post #13 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 10:05 AM
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Mine charges $35 a horse, and has 35 years experience. I pay his gas money as a tip...
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post #14 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 10:44 AM
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My farrier charges $35. Honestly, I wouldn't be shocked either if her rates ever went up, she's amazing. I'm not sure what others in the area charge, this is only the second farrier (well third, technically?) I have ever used, and I only had my pony's shoes pulled last summer so never had barefoot done with the farrier I used before. I would simply GUESS that $35 is low, I live in a fairly pricey area, so like I said, I would not be shocked if my farrier ever upped the price. She does her job and does it very well!
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post #15 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 12:11 PM
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Mine charges $30 each for my three and I tip him 10 for coming all the way out here. He also does my family horses down the road on the same day, $45 for a clydesdale and $35 for the other with really bad feet.

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post #16 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 01:01 PM
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$30 is the going rate around here.
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post #17 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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I pay $50 per horse. The brothers have 10+ years experience and very little formal schooling but they're good, actually listen to me (and the vet), and they are happy to take plenty of time with my two mid-20's fellas that have a lot of arthritis.

They were here this morning. They said they'd rather spend all day trimming those two Old Boys than go to the place that just got 3 - 4 untamed Mustangs that need their hooves done. To make matters worse they think the new owner is not an experienced horse person -- seems they got recommended to this person by a friend of theirs - lol lol lol

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post #18 of 19 Old 04-13-2013, 08:10 PM
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I pay $35 for my trims but usually tip $10 and I have two horses. Im lucky to have the trimmer I do. When I first started with her a year and a half ago she was just starting, finished school in Oklahoma. She wasnt that great but got the job done well enough.She is now doing more training and will soon be a certified barefoot trimmer. She said that her next trip down to the states will be something like 4 hours written testing and 6 hours physical. I just got a second horse last fall as was told he would need corrective shoes to be ridden. My trimmer believes with corretive trims he should be okay with time. Both my geldings are now trimmed every 4 weeks. I also plan to start working with her and learning more on my own so I can help with their feet and start doing some work on them myself.
I should mention, were in MB, Canada and Im in an area where there isnt too many trimmers. I was going to switch to get the problems resolved quicker but it would have cost $80 a horse plus about $100 in gas every 4 weeks and that I could not handle paying atm. So were both working together to get the issues at hand sorted out slowly but surely =)
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post #19 of 19 Old 04-15-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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So, the lady came today. She said her flaring in the front will take some working on. (We seen the flaring but it is not bad enough that it is curling or anything.) She trimmed some but she said not to much to throw her off balance and make her sore. She is coming back out in a few weeks to trim more off. She also said she had bruising on one of her hind legs. She also had a crack starting on the other very small. So she made a mark above it with the file and said that it will release pressure and keep it from cracking up any more. She talked with me and showed me everything she was doing and why. She seemed to be great and the horse stood as great as I had hoped! All went very well I think and I have been watching her walk afterwards and she is not giving on any foot or acting like anything hurts. Here are a few pictures I snapped before I let her out to graze. She was being a piggy momma!
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