Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
How much DOES this farrier want to trim your mare's hooves that you admit are in bad shape?
This sounds like some of the stories I hear from farrier's about people who only want to trim their horses 3-4 times a year , want the farrier to pull the magic rabbit out of their hat, then complain because the horse is lame.
When I carry my foundered horse to the vet, the clinic's farrier charges $85/reset on the fronts and to trim the backs. Then I pay the vet $100 to X-ray. All this every five weeks.
When I am able to use my farrier, my regular farrier resets those shoes, charges $60 to reset and trim the backs. She charges me $40 to trim my other horse and that includes corrective work on his club hoof. All this every five weeks.
That all said, there Re farrier's out there that can charge whatever the want and still aren't worth the powder to blow them to the next county and back. Get references if at all possible.
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.